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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Pres. Obama to Unveil Plan to Address Climate Change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Winter Storm Nemo, and record June rainfall in the Northeast, Pres. Obama announced he will unveil a climate action plan designed to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming and advance clean energy solutions.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Rhode Island hit by weather disasters every year since 2010

Nearly six months after Hurricane Sandy and just over two months after Winter Storm Nemo, a new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, including all Rhode Island counties, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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Report | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

Nearly six months after Hurricane Sandy and just over two months after Winter Storm Nemo, a new Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, including all Rhode Island counties, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Business and groups ask Gov. Chafee for 10,000 solar rooftops in Rhode Island

As Governor Chafee and state officials consider changes to Rhode Island's renewable energy policies, Environment Rhode Island announced an open letter signed by twenty-seven clean energy businesses and organizations asking Gov. Chafee to set targets of "10,000 solar rooftops in Rhode Island by the year 2020 and 50,000 by 2030".

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News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Northeast States Can Make Huge Difference in Tackling Climate-Altering Pollution

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a central strategy in the Northeastern states’ efforts to protect the region from global warming. Now, nine Northeastern states are considering strengthening RGGI to drive additional reductions in global warming pollution. According to a new Environment Rhode Island Research & Polcy Center report, strengthening RGGI would be a “win-win” for the Northeast, making an important contribution toward protecting the region from global warming while speeding the transition to a clean energy future.

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