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Rhode IslandDespite some of the lowest per-capita electricity usage in the country,1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, December 2013
http://1.usa.gov/1H7gAln
Rhode Island’s electricity prices are among the highest in the United States.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://1.usa.gov/1EJoAGz
Virtually all of the state’s electricity is generated by natural gas produced out-of-state.3
Source:
American Council On Renewable Energy, June 2014
http://bit.ly/1IEUisl


The state has taken steps to reduce electricity costs and develop its domestic energy industry. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks Rhode Island 3rd for policies that encourage energy efficiency,4
Source:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, October 2014
http://bit.ly/1Gxshnv
and it has invested proceeds from a regional cap-and-trade initiative in efficiency programs.5
Source:
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, February 2014
http://bit.ly/1CrkhCQ


And Rhode Island’s renewable energy industry is starting to ramp up. State legislators are interested in expanding a program that supports distributed generation from renewables in the state.6
Source:
Providence Journal, March 2014
http://bit.ly/1H7Dg51
The first offshore wind turbines in the country are poised to commence construction off the coast of Block Island, a popular destination for tourists.7
Source:
Rhode Island Public Radio, November 2014
http://bit.ly/1OEUmwA


Learn more about energy in Rhode Island with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

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