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PROVIDENCE, RI – Continuing his #RIMomentum Tour, Governor Dan McKee today signed into law historic legislation to substantially increase renewable energy production and supply by requiring that 100 percent of Rhode Island’s electricity be offset by renewable production by 2033. Rhode Island is the first state in the country to commit to 100 percent renewable energy by 2033, the most aggressive renewable energy standard among any U.S. state.
The Governor was joined at the signing by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi, Rhode Island AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Crowley, and bill sponsors Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and Representative Deborah Ruggiero.
“A 100 percent renewable electric supply is vital if Rhode Island is to achieve its Act on Climate goals and reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050,” said State Energy Commissioner Nicholas S. Ucci. “Our state is once again setting a bold, but achievable pace for the nation, and we are now one step closer toward a more secure, reliable, affordable and equitable energy future for all. I wish to thank Governor McKee, the General Assembly, and all those stakeholders who have helped propel this keystone policy into law.”