WORKING FOR A CLEANER, HEALTHIER
Make no mistake about it - Rhode Island is on the frontlines of climate change.
Governor McKee has taken bold steps to address this crisis, with investments in renewable energy, environmental justice, and the green and blue economy.
Under the mandates set by the Act on Climate Governor McKee signed into law last year, Rhode Island is on a path to reach net-zero emissions by the year 2050. Under Governor McKee’s leadership, Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to pass a 100% renewable energy standard for electricity generation by the year 2033, furthering the state’s energy goals and commitment to fighting climate change.
Rhode Island is known for being the home of the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Governor McKee is solidifying the state’s reputation as the economic hub for offshore wind, introducing and helping to pass law that expands the state’s resources and requires procurement of newly-developed offshore wind capacity. This development will power 340,000 homes each year in Rhode Island and create good-paying jobs.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires strategies to electrify our transportation sector – that’s why Governor McKee strengthened electric vehicle charging infrastructure and launched a rebate program to encourage Rhode Island drivers to purchase electric vehicles and help the state reach its emissions reduction targets.