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Regional Council Makes Case For Clean Energy In Rhode Island

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Executives in the clean energy sector will meet with lawmakers Tuesday at the statehouse to showcase their growing industry. The event is organized by...

  Executives in the clean energy sector will meet with lawmakers Tuesday at the statehouse to showcase their growing industry. The event is organized by the New England Clean Energy Council. Coordinator Charity Pennock said many lawmakers lack information about what the clean energy industry does.

“So having people come in who are running businesses, who are doing work in the state, really describe what they’re doing and how they’re both developing their companies and participating in the economy is important,” said Pennock.

She said this is an opportunity to let lawmakers know that the policies they pass have an impact on businesses.

“Whether it’s allowing for more renewable energy, providing funding for energy efficiency, these are programs that need a long-term commitment by the legislature to help these companies grow,” said Pennock.

She added state treasurer Seth Magaziner will also deliver a briefing on the new Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, which will provide financing opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Rhode Island is among the top three states leading in energy efficiency programs and policies, according to an industry group scorecard.  The other two are Massachusetts and Vermont.

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Regional Council Makes Case For Clean Energy In Rhode Island
Regional Council Makes Case For Clean Energy In Rhode Island