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August 11, 2017

Rhode Island clean energy gets boost as governor signs bills

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Utility Dive – Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo (D) on Wednesday signed a handful of bills aimed at expanding the state’s clean energy industry.

Among the bills was a 10 year extension of the renewable energy growth program, H 5274A and S 112A, that adds 400 MW of solar and wind capacity between 2020 and 2029.

Other bills signed into law streamline the permitting process for solar power projects and for connecting renewable energy installations to the grid, allow farmers to build renewable energy projects on their land as long as they cover no more than 20% of total acreage, and expand virtual net metering.

Read more at Utility Dive.

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