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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Rhode Island wind energy getting off the ground

As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Rhode Islanders to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center released a new report that shows that power generation from wind energy projects currently under construction will displace as much global warming pollution as taking 1000 cars off the road per year.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center, National Wildlife Federation

Rhode Island Poised to Make History in the Race for Offshore Wind

As the clock ticks down for Congress to extend critical tax credits for wind power, a new report shows that with continued state and federal leadership, Rhode Island could be the first state with offshore wind. The new report, The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy, identifies key building blocks that local, state, and federal officials have put in place to usher in a future with offshore wind.

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center, National Wildlife Federation

The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy

As America struggles to revitalize our economy, create jobs, secure an energy independent future, and protect our communities and wildlife from the dangers of climate change, one energy source offers a golden opportunity to power our homes and businesses without creating more pollution – Atlantic offshore wind.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

The Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Rhode Island and nationwide. The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025. The new standards and their projected cuts in carbon pollution represent the largest single step the U.S. has ever taken to tackle global warming. 

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Study shows high storm frequency in RI

A new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center study reveals that Rhode Island is getting heavier rain storms than it used to.

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