The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America are ready to take their first step in creating a plan to revitalize Rhode Island and fight climate change by transforming the Ocean State into a producer of solar, tidal, and onshore wind energy.
Our aim is to generate 200 percent of the energy that Rhode Island needs and to return energy profits to Rhode Island as citizen dividends and funding for cities and the state. Rhode Island spends $3B on energy every year, and as an energy producer, we can keep that money in our state and add more.
We are partnering with Ocean State Community Energy, a collaborative of ReVenture and 4E Energy, to develop a plan to build municipal utilities across Rhode Island starting with a scalable design for a utility in Cranston, Rhode Island the second largest city in the state. The design will use city infrastructure and avoid green space and will employ the latest innovations in wind and tidal technology.
With a plan that shows what a Cranston utility would look like and how it would work, we’ll be able to start large-scale fundraising for a statewide plan and to advocate for the project across Rhode Island when the statewide plan is complete.
Ocean State Community Energy needs $26,000 to complete a first-stage plan. To contribute, please visit our PayPal donation page. Every donation is welcome and needed: $1000 from 26 people; $100 from 260 people; $10 from 2600 people.
Can you help us?
Funding for our reporting relies entirely on the generosity of readers like you. Our independence allows us to write stories that hold RI state and local government officials accountable. All of our stories are free and available to everyone. But your support is essential to keeping Steve and Will on the beat, covering the costs of reporting many stories in a single day. If you are able to, please support Uprise RI. Every contribution, big or small is so valuable to us. You provide the motivation and financial support to keep doing what we do. Thank you.
A project this big and ambitious is the only true way to fight climate change, and if Rhode Island demonstrates how to do it, the rest of the world can join in. Please join us in taking a hopeful step for our future, and thank you for your support.