NECEC Statement on Rhode Island House of Representatives' Passage of the Act on Climate

BOSTON - NECEC today released the following statement on the passage of the Act of Climate by the Rhode Island House of Representatives:

"With the passage by the House of Representatives of the Act on Climate, Rhode Island has taken an important step towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050," said Peter Rothstein, NECEC President. "This bill will set mandatory goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years and lays the groundwork for transitioning to a majority of clean energy resources. Now the legislature must put the finishing touches on the bill and send it to Governor McKee for his signature so we can put Rhode Island on a path towards an equitable, sustainable clean economy."  


NECEC is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast, helping clean energy companies start, scale, and succeed with our unique business, innovation, and policy leadership. NECEC includes the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a nonprofit business member organization, and NECEC Institute, a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and strategic communications. NECEC’s innovation program includes Cleantech Open Northeast, the Northeast affiliate of the national cleantech accelerator Cleantech Open, and Cleantech Navigate, which provides cleantech startups with curated connections to mentors, test sites, customers, corporate partners, and investors. NECEC brings together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward.

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