Rhode Island targets 1GW clean energy by 2020

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The state will procure solar, offshore and onshore wind, as well as hydropower to meet its new renewable energy goal. Source: Flickr/Emily's List

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo has announced a new renewable portfolio standard RPS of 1GW by 2020 – that would increase the amount of clean energy currently in the state by tenfold.

“Every step we take toward a clean energy future is a step toward a stronger, more sustainable environment and economy,” said Raimondo. “Our commitment to expand our clean energy portfolio will help lower energy costs, create jobs and protect the beauty of our state for future generations “As the technology advances, an affordable, clean energy future is no longer simply a dream. Because of the investments we've made and with partnerships across the state, we will increase the amount of clean energy in Rhode Island by 1,000% and we'll double our green economy workforce.”

By the end of 2016, Rhode Island had around 100MW of clean energy capacity installed.

The new goal will include an array of different clean energy technologies including solar, hydropower and wind. Rhode Island recently became the first and still only state with an operational off-shore wind farm.

In conjunction with the new RPS, Raimondo also announced a similar strategic goal to double the number of clean energy jobs by 2020. To date, Rhode Island has produced 138MW of clean energy through 14,000 associated jobs.

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