Last week, Rhode Island lawmakers passed a bill requiring that 100% of electricity sold in the state come from technologies such as wind and solar by 2033. Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee is expected to sign the bill, which will require the state’s distribution utilities to purchase renewable energy credits to cover all of their retail electric sales. The measure reportedly would make the state the first in the nation to attempt such an ambitious feat in green energy.
Advocates say this will bolster renewables development and help the state achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
The vote comes two years after the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources issued a blueprint on The Road to 100% Renewable Electricity in Rhode Island by 2030.