Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

One response to “Senate bills would make RI national leader in sustainability, resiliency”

  1. Peter Nightingale

    30 megawatts wind off Block Island; 900 megawatts fracked gas in Burrillville.

    Ratio: renewables 1—business as usual 30.

    Here are some more statistics: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/13/3-eu-countries-already-hit-2020-renewable-energy-goals-youll-never-guess/

    Sweden: 50%
    Latvia: 40%
    Finland: 40%
    Austria: 35%

    Rhode Island leads the laggards with 5.5% biomass + 0.2% other renewables (EIA 2013 http://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=RI)

    If we could power RI with our leaders’ hot air we’d be in great shape.

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