Energy Efficiency Program Plan Approved for RI

PROVIDENCE – The state Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the 2015-2017 Energy Efficiency Program Plan for Rhode Island on Thursday. The three-year plan features goals and strategies for saving energy and reducing bills to allow Rhode Island to provide low-cost, clean energy to homes and businesses.

RI’s 2015-17 Energy Efficiency Plan to Save Energy and Benefit Consumers

PROVIDENCE, RI – On October 30, 2014, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the 2015-2017 Energy Efficiency Program Plan for the Rhode Island. The plan features goals and strategies for saving energy and reducing bills that will allow Rhode Island to provide low-cost, clean energy to homes and businesses. The three-year energy efficiency plan was developed collaboratively by key stakeholders representing a wide range of consumer and environmental interests, including Acadia Center,** the Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council, the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, the Office of Energy Resources, The Energy Council of Rhode Island, Consumers’
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ENE is Now Acadia Center

A Fresh New Look Ushers in New Era for Environment Northeast (ENE) Now Acadia Center Rebrand Builds on Over a Decade of Research and Advocacy Centered on Advancing the Clean Energy Future Boston, October 30, 2014 – Over the past 15 years, Environment Northeast (ENE) has built a successful track record of providing solutions to advance state and regional efforts to promote effective clean energy and climate policy. To more accurately reflect its geographic scope and evolving approach, ENE announced the adoption of a new name, Acadia Center, which is reflected in its new website and visual identity. Acadia Center’s
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MA Tops ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard 2014

The report found that in 2014 Massachusetts (#1) continues to edge out California (#2) as the most energy-efficient state in the nation for the fourth year in a row. Following these states in the top 10 are: Rhode Island (marking the state’s first time in top five), Oregon, and Vermont (all tied for #3); Connecticut (#6); New York (#7); Washington (#8); Maryland (#9); and Minnesota (#10). Available online at http://aceee.org/state-policy/scorecard.