State of Rhode Island
Office of Energy Resources
Employment in Rhode Island’s clean economy increased by 11% between 2016 and 2017. Clean energy jobs now support about 15,300 workers across the state.
In March 2017, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal to increase the amount of clean energy in the state by 10 times by the end of 2020.
Governor Gina M. Raimondo has challenged state agencies to design a new regulatory framework for Rhode Island’s electric system.
Solarize Rhode Island, a partnership between the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Commerce RI, and SmartPower, has helped hundreds of residents and businesses sign up for solar systems.
Under Governor Gina M. Raimondo’s Executive Order 15-17, the State’s Lead by Example initiative is promoting the adoption of clean energy measures across public sector facilities and state agencies.
Rhode Island’s State Energy Plan finds that Rhode Island can increase fuel diversity, produce net economic benefits, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions 45 percent below 1990 levels by 2035.
September 13, 2017: Energy Efficiency Council Approves National Grid’s 3-Year Efficiency Plan for Rhode Island
August 9, 2017: Raimondo Signs Bills Supporting Clean Energy Growth
June 26, 2017: Office of Energy Resources releases economic and jobs report from the Brattle Group on the state's Renewable Energy Growth Program
June 8, 2017: 2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report: RI clean energy jobs see 66 percent growth since 2014
June 7, 2017: State expands Solarize RI to reach more homeowners and businesses
April 24, 2017: OER recognizes public sector for renewable energy, energy efficiency achievements at Lead By Example Awards. Please visit the OER Photo Gallery for images from this event.