Bloomberg Law
June 24, 2022, 1:48 PM

Offshore Wind Energy Bills Passed by Rhode Island Legislature

Zach Bright
Zach Bright

Bills to advance plans for offshore wind energy and stronger labor standards to build it are among environmental bills approved by the Rhode Island Legislature.

S2583 would require Rhode Island Energy to request proposals for a wind development project that would generate anywhere from 600 to 1000 megawatts of power. S2740 would require any renewable energy projects that produce three or more megawatts to have to use union labor and apprentices and pay prevailing wages if they are directly funded or incentivized by the state.

Lawmakers passed the bills late Thursday. Gov. Dan McKee (D) has indicated that he will ...

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