- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A state report released this week shows that clean energy jobs in Rhode Island have increased 40 percent since last year.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1VXvOmu ) the report released Wednesday by the Office of Energy Resources and the Executive Office of Commerce found that 84 percent of Rhode Island’s nearly 14,000 clean energy jobs are in energy efficiency.

Gov. Gina Raimondo said the state has made “extraordinary strides in promoting renewable energy.”

Officials say the growth can be attributed to the state’s programs providing incentives for conserving energy and the steady growth of solar power in Rhode Island.

Energy Commissioner Marion Gold says the state’s commitment to clean energy not only produces jobs, but also helps to “shrink our carbon footprint and lead private industry into new, exciting territory.”


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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