In Rhode Island, the Office of Energy Resources implements clean energy policies and programs that help reduce and stabilize energy costs, shrink carbon footprints, and attract new investment and job growth across the economy. In March 2017, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal to increase the state's clean energy portfolio ten-fold by the end of 2020, to 1,000 MW in total. By the end of 3Q 2019, the state counted 809 MW of clean energy generation capacity, consisting of 430 MW offshore wind, 189 MW solar, 144 MW onshore wind, 35 MW landfill gas/anaerobic digestion, and 11 MW small hydroelectric power. With the recent addition of the 400 MW Revolution Wind offshore wind project, approximately 85% of Rhode Island's current clean energy portfolio is comprised of in-state renewables or projects scheduled for adjacent federal waters.
The 1,000 MW goal is not just about energy, but clean energy jobs too. Now 16,021 jobs strong, Rhode Island's clean energy economy continues to demonstrate robust economic growth. Since 2014, clean energy employment in the Ocean State has grown by an impressive 74 percent.
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