Rhode Island House of Representatives (RI House)
The Rhode Island legislature passed Gov. Dan McKee’s proposed legislation for a new OSW procurement, increasing the maximum amount from 600 MW to 1 GW.
Supporters of a bill to increase the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Standard to 100% by 2033 expect Gov. Dan McKee to sign it into law.
Rhode Island’s climate council hosted a listening session on the electric sector to help inform a GHG emissions reduction plan update due in December.
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At Gov. Dan McKee’s request, Rhode Island’s climate council will move from quarterly to monthly meetings.
The Nature Conservancy says its legislative priorities for Rhode Island next year include setting a 100% renewable energy target and authorizing the TCI-P.
A special legislative session later this year offers an opportunity for the Rhode Island House to pass a TCI-enabling bill backed by the Senate in June.
Gov. Dan McKee has signed a law that commits Rhode Island to a 2050 net-zero emissions target and updates interim targets for 2030 and 2040.
The Act on Climate, which sets legally binding emission-reduction targets for Rhode Island, is now headed to the governor's desk.
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