“The clean, local energy generated by these projects will benefit all of New England. CLF is looking forward to working with those involved to ensure this project comes online quickly while minimizing environmental impacts for endangered right whales and other critical species.”
Rhode Island is fortunate to have an active network of food producers, both on land and at sea. And we’re leading the way when it comes to growing our local food economy.
Jason and Erin Olkowski never saw themselves as activists and community organizers. But that all changed when Invenergy came to their small Rhode Island town, with its plans to build a massive new natural gas plant next door to family homes and within a pristine conservation area.
Rhode Island just took a historic step this past month with the launching of the state’s first comprehensive food strategy, a plan to grow and sustain markets for locally grown food for the good of communities, the environment, and the economy.
November 15 marked the official opening of the Rhode Island Legal Food Hub, and the day was celebrated with a breakfast launch event at Social Enterprise Greenhouse. We had a fantastic lineup of speakers from across the Rhode Island local food movement, who highlighted the importance of food systems work here and the need for…
On the heels of a successful two years running in Massachusetts and Maine, CLF’s Legal Food Hub is coming to Rhode Island, and we are looking for attorneys and firms to join our network. The Hub connects lower-income farmers and food businesses to much-needed pro bono, transactional legal assistance and is a great way for…
… But the Conservation Law Foundation says that solar power and energy efficiency can cover the region’s projected needs in the future and that Invenergy’s cost analysis grossly overestimates its benefits. The environmental group says the savings could be closer to zero. “[Invenergy] is making an assumption, unsupported by any evidence and highly improbable at…
… Count the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) among those that don’t believe the hype about the region’s need for more natural gas. The two major arguments used by Invenergy in support of its plan to build a power plant in Burriliville are that the plant is needed for the reliability of the electricity grid and to save…
News From COP21: New England States and International Partners Commit to Get More Zero-Emission Vehicles On The Road
Thirteen jurisdictions – nations, U.S. states, and one Canadian province – calling themselves the “International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance” announced that they have jointly committed to ensure that all new car, SUV, and truck sales are zero-emission vehicles “as fast as possible, and no later than 2050.” Four of those states are right here in New England.
Update 1/6/15: Our online action alert makes it even easier to contact Rhode Island leaders and tell them to stop the Invenergy plant. Take action now! One day after the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) opened a Docket to consider whether or not to grant Invenergy the necessary permit for its proposed natural-gas-fired…