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First state to be 100% renewable energy by end of decade

About three years ago I set an ambitious goal to increase our clean energy ten-fold by the end of 2020. By the end of the year, we'll exceed that goal. We're the nation's leader in offshore wind, and in a few years, we'll have enough offshore wind energy to power half of the homes in Rhode Island. It's time to set our sights higher. This week I'll sign an executive order to make Rhode Island the first state in America to be powered by 100% renewable energy by the end of this decade.
Source: 2020 Rhode Island State of the State address , Jan 14, 2020

Green energy means jobs

We've proven that you can grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time: We're the only state in America with an off-shore wind farm. We're on track to make our energy system 10 times cleaner by 2020. Since 2014, we've added more than 5,000 green jobs--a 66 percent increase. Let's keep going.
Source: 2018 Rhode Island State of the State address , Jan 16, 2018

Be most collaborative and aggressive state on wind energy

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has said she wants Rhode Island to be the most collaborative and aggressive state in creating a supply chain for wind energy, to bring electricity costs down and to address climate change. "We're motivated by our shared belief that we need to produce and consume cleaner, more sustainable energy and leave our kids a healthier planet, but also by this tremendous economic opportunity," she said.
Source: New York Post on 2018 Rhode Island Gubernatorial race , Dec 12, 2016

Make R.I. a model for climate change preparedness

Climate change is poised to impact R.I. in a big way. With more than 400 miles of coastline, looming rises in sea levels could be devastating. Our tourism & fishing industries may face beaches washed away by erosion, & fish stocks diminished by changing sea temperatures. Our farms may soon be dealing with increased droughts, and more extreme seasons. We must do everything we can now to adapt to an environment transformed by climate change, and mitigate the impact that it will have on our state.

Fortunately, our state has already made great strides. Between regional initiatives designed to limit emissions, and state programs that help businesses and homeowners upgrade to energy-efficient technologies, we are already a national leader in energy policy. But there is room for growth: we have an opportunity to ramp up our efforts to mitigate climate change & adapt to its impact, while simultaneously making Rhode Island a model when it comes to renewable energy usage & climate change preparedness.

Source: 2014 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website, GinaRaimondo.com , Nov 4, 2014

Create state "Green Bank" for clean energy financing

I'm proposing the creation of a Rhode Island Green Bank and Clean Energy Finance Authority. The bank will encourage the large-scale adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency solutions by creating a dependable, accessible source of funding and capital for all Rhode Islanders.
Source: 2014 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website, GinaRaimondo.com , Nov 4, 2014

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