Governor Raimondo Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

Signs executive order pushing for change by the end of the decade

Rhode Island's state house

Rhode Island State House. Photo: Tupungato via Shutterstock

January 17, 2020 (PROVIDENCE, RI) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today after Governor Raimondo signed an executive order requiring all of Rhode Island’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030.

“The reality of the climate crisis demands that we end our reliance on dirty fossil fuels,” said CLF Senior Attorney Jerry Elmer. “This commitment to 100% renewable electricity is a major step towards reaching that goal. The Governor must now make good on her promise to support a law that goes beyond mere talk and makes Rhode Island’s climate goals mandatory, including slashing emissions beyond the electric sector.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.