This month’s Policy & Pinot will focus on the state of the region’s energy grid, which has undergone dramatic changes. Older oil- and coal-fired power plants are retiring, while natural gas production is increasing. State laws requiring ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions have been driving the shift toward cleaner energy from the sun, wind and water.
Located at Save the Bay’s offices overlooking Narragansett Bay, and moderated by RIPR environmental reporter Ambar Espinoza, we’ll talk with our guest panelists about what the future grid could look like, how greener energy may impact consumers, and how Rhode Island’s progress compares to other states.
Ambar Espinoza : Environmental Reporter, RIPR (moderator)
Danny Musher : RI Office of Energy Resources
Abigail Anthony : Director of Grid Modernization & of the RI office, Acadia Center.
Mary Louise Nuara : External Affairs Representative for CT & RI, ISO New England
Listen to the full show at http://ripr.org/post/policy-pinot-greening-rhode-islands-energy-grid.