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Five questions with Becca Trietch

Becca Trietch | Administrator of energy efficiency programs, R.I. Office of Energy Resources 1. Why should R.I. residents and businesses be concerned about energy...
ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Rhode Island ranked third in the nation this year in energy efficiency. That included efforts like the more than 2,100 Rhode Island homeowners who have taken advantage of National Grid's Heat Loan Program, which offers zero-interest loans to residential property owners for qualifying energy-efficiency improvements. Above, insulation is blown into the walls of a house. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Rhode Island ranks third in 2019 energy efficiency report

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was tied with Vermont, ranking third in the nation this year in energy efficiency, a new report shows. Overall, the New...

6 R.I. towns and school districts join energy savings program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has partnered with three municipalities and three school districts to aid them in efforts to conserve...

Energy-efficiency bill could generate savings for R.I.

To the Editor, When it comes to saving money, energy-efficiency standards might not be top of mind. But it’s a commonsense solution that can deliver...
THE COMPASS SCHOOL has received a $500,000 grant to improve the energy efficiency of a large building renovation from a grant program with funds from the Ocean State's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Compass School wins $500K for energy efficiency from R.I. Office...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Compass School has been awarded $500,000 from the R.I. Office of Energy Resources to help improve the energy efficiency of...

RGGI-style transit funds in R.I. future

On Dec. 18, 12 Northeastern states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced that they had agreed to implement a cap-and-trade regime...
MOST CITIES AND TOWNS in Rhode Island buy their energy through a consortium established by the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns in 1999: the Rhode Island Energy Aggregation Program. Tuesday, the league announced it has selected two new firms to supply electricity and related services through the program.

Two firms enter Rhode Island’s municipal energy market

PROVIDENCE – An energy company and a nonprofit consortium have reached an agreement to supply many of Rhode Island’s public schools and other municipal...
THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS Initiative completed its 40th auction, selling carbon dioxide allowances for a clearing price of $4.02, generating a total of $55.4 million for the nine participating states. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

RGGI sells $55.4M in CO2 allowances at 40th auction

PROVIDENCE – The nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc. auctioned 13.7 million carbon dioxide allowances at...

Value energy efficiency

Energy efficiency still reigns supreme as the least expensive and most abundant energy resource. It doesn’t generate as many headlines as other resources, such...
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

C-PACE discussion to focus on energy efficiency

PROVIDENCE – The city and state of Rhode Island on May 3 will host a free, hourlong information session for owners of commercial and...

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