2015 had no shortage of stories about the environment and energy, including the start of construction on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm. Rhode Island Public Radio environmental reporter Ambar Espinoza spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio Morning Edition host Chuck Hinman about what’s in store for the environment in 2016.
Other highlights in 2015
- The creation of the state's Green Infrastructure Bank, which is expected to encourage private investments in energy efficiency and stormwater management;
- The creation of a commission to study the state's economic risks associated with flooding and sea level rise.
A few other stories we'll be watching in 2016
- Revised composting rules, which may support more small-scale composting operations;
- The executive climate change council's first emissions report due at the end of the year;
- The state's (and region's) rapid expansion of aquaculture.