Which do you think is better for Rhode Island’s environment: Building more land-based solar energy facilities or leaving farms and forests intact instead of taking them for electricity production?

AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI
Even as more utility-scale solar energy facilities are being built in Rhode Island, there is a backlash against where they are being sited. Many are…

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