A Rhode Island Blueprint
Our goal is to develop a solid, well-thought-out business plan to transform the Ocean State into the first state to run exclusively on renewable energy and to give a clear demonstration of how a renewable energy economy can revitalize our state and bring prosperity to every person who lives here.
To show that, we'll need to lay out the cost of a statewide project, the price of energy once the project is complete, and the income that Rhode Island can expect from energy sales.
So, our next step is to return to fundraising to pay for a statewide blueprint that will give us the information on spending and revenue we need.
At the same time, we’ll also be working on answers to:
- What regulatory changes are needed for the project?
- How can we upgrade our grid? This is especially important because our grid has not been upgraded since 1957, and it’s close to the end of its life.
- How can we transition to electric heating and transportation?
We're aiming to have the blueprint by August 1, 2020 and to complete the project by 2030.
It's an ambitious goal, but if we’re going to create a better future for ourselves, we have no choice but to be ambitious.
November 22, 2019