Energy policy & advocacy

Gov.'s Latest Renewable-Energy Goal Promises Jobs, and Draws Skeptics

Date: January 22, 2020

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo’s latest renewable-energy goal again lacks details, and brings with it plenty of controversy and questions.

The executive order, signed Jan. 17, calls for an ambitious yet somewhat vague “100 percent renewable energy future for Rhode Island by 2030.” By the governor’s account, it’s the most aggressive 10-year renewable electricity target in the United States.