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September 14, 2016
A new partnership between EnergySage and utility National Grid is providing Rhode Island energy consumers with a new way to go solar and save money on their electricity bill. Photo courtesy of EnergySage.
EERE Success Story—Solar for the People: Online Marketplace Expands Solar Access Options in Rhode Island

As the residential solar sector rapidly grows, so do the number of options energy consumers  have to choose from when going solar. The process can be complex, but energy consumers in Rhode Island now have the option to go solar through their utility thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between EnergySage and National Grid.

December 10, 2015
Students participating in the NEED Project at Scituate High and Calcutt Middle Schools planted 14 trees in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Photo Courtesy | Rhode Island Public Schools
EERE Success Story—Rhode Island Schools Teach Energy Essentials

Rhode Island is at the frontier of energy education, offering a state-of-the-art curriculum in many of its schools. With the help of funds from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources continues its partnership with the nonprofit National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) to provide energy education materials to schools and organize workshops to train teachers on energy curricula.

April 10, 2014
QER Public Meeting: New England Regional Infrastructure Constraints Part I

The Department of Energy will convene a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on issues related to the Quadrennial Energy Review. The purpose of the meeting is to examine energy infrastructure constraints in New England and regional approaches to addressing them

November 18, 2013
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy Steven Chalk speaks during the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Offshore conference in Providence, Rhode Island. | Photo courtesy of American Wind Energy Association
Overcoming Challenges in America’s Offshore Wind Industry

A year of progress, preparation and promise was the theme connecting two days of panels and presentations last month at the 2013 American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Offshore conference in Providence, Rhode Island.

May 30, 2013
Waste hauler Enviro Express converted its fleet of heavy-duty trucks to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and built the first LNG station east of the Mississippi River with help from the Energy Department's Clean Cities initiative. | Photo courtesy of New Haven Clean Cities Coalition.
Clean Cities Moving Fleets Forward with Liquefied Natural Gas

Learn how local Clean Cities coalitions are helping companies save money on fuel costs and reduce their emissions by switching their fleets to run on liquefied natural gas.

June 7, 2012
Aspen Aerogel's innovative insulation material works well under very cold and very hot temperatures. Here, the insulation is held over a flame. | Courtesy of Aspen Aerogels.
Saving Energy and Money with Aerogel Insulation

The Energy Department is investing in an innovative insulation material that saves energy and money for industrial facilities while also helping to support 50 full-time clean energy jobs for Americans.

September 23, 2011
CX-006978: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Innovative Manufacturing and Materials for Low-Cost Lithium-Ion Batteries
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/23/2011
Location(s): Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

September 2, 2011
Response to Hurricane Irene – Restoring Power on the East Coast

Hurricane Irene struck the East coast last Friday, making landfall in North Carolina. Over the weekend, the storm traveled up the East Coast and into the mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the U.S. In response to Irene, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia declared a State of Emergency.

August 25, 2011
CX-006571: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Rhode Island-City-Pawtucket
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.32, B2.5, B5.1
Date: 08/25/2011
Location(s): Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

May 3, 2011
CX-005823: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Rhode Island State Energy Program Non-utility Scale Renewable Energy Program
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 05/03/2011
Location(s): Pascoag, Rhode Island
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory