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Rhode Island Advances Bill for 100% Renewable Electric by 2033

June 14, 2022, 9:54 PM

The smallest state is on track to adopt the country’s strongest renewable standard, supporters say, following a Tuesday vote in Rhode Island’s state House of Representatives.

S2274/H7277 would require Rhode Island to meet 100% of its electricity demand through renewable energy sources by 2033. After the Senate’s passage in May and Tuesday’s 56-13 House vote, the bill will head to Gov. Daniel McKee (D), who is expected to sign it.

“We’re hoping that by demonstrating that the labor movement and the environmental movement can work together, that other states—my sister and brother labor organizations across the country—can look at this ...