Programs & Projects

  • Clean Energy Portfolio
    Governor’s 1,000 by ’20 Clean Energy Goal

    In March 2017, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal to increase the state's clean energy ten-fold by the end of 2020 – achieving a total of 1,000 MW of clean energy projects.

  • RIPTA Electric Bus
    RIPTA Electric Busses

    Rhode Island is taking important steps towards reducing emissions from the transportation sector – including the acquisition of electric buses for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.

  • Little Roady Vehicle
    Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project

    The Little Roady Pilot Project brings the first self-driving shuttles to Rhode Island. The fleet of electric vehicles offers rides along a fixed route in the Woonasquatucket River Corridor of Providence, expanding transit in our neighborhoods.

  • Reslient Rhody
    Resilient Rhody

    An actionable vision for addressing the impacts of climate change in Rhode Island.

  • Tree Planing
    Rhode Island Urban Forests for Climate & Health Initiative

    This initiative originated from the Resilient Rhody strategy and will create a suite of tools that Rhode Island municipalities can use to help identify planting locations that maximize public health and climate mitigation potential.

  • RGGI States
    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a market-based cap and trade program among nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from the power sector.

  • Implications of Climate Change for RI Wastewater Collection & Treatment Infrastructure
    Implications of Climate Change for RI Wastewater Collection & Treatment Infrastructure

    The study includes recommendations to help mitigate risk of flooding, storm surge and other severe weather impacts across Rhode Island's 19 major wastewater treatment facilities.

  • RIDOH Climate Change and your health
    Climate Change and Your Health: A Guide for Rhode Islanders

    The Rhode Island Department of Health Climate Change Program created “Climate Change and Your Health: A Guide for Rhode Islanders” to provide information about how climate change now and in the future will affect human health, and what individuals and communities can do to reduce their vulnerability.

Overview of Rhode Island's Major Initiatives on Climate Change

overview of climate change initiatives

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The State of Rhode Island is committed to developing practical solutions to climate change through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, making preparations for the effects of current and future changes in the state’s climate, and ensuring RI prospers by being at the leading edge of the transition to a lower carbon future. Below is a list of some of the efforts that the State has engaged in to this end.

Small Business Resilience
Power Sector Transformation
Heating Sector Transformation
Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI)
CRMC’s Coastal Hazard Application Worksheet & Online Viewer
Leading by Example
Energy Efficiency in Rhode Island
RI Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan
Vulnerability of Transportation Assets to Sea Level Rise
Senior Resiliency Project