Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Rhode Island Greenhouse Gas Action Plan
|Date Last Updated||8/5/2013|
|Policy Type||State Climate Change Plan|
|Policy Administrator/Contact Office||State of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management|
|Policy Initiation Date||7/15/2002|
|Policy Summary||The Rhode Island Greenhouse Gas Action Plan was released in July 2002. One initiative would promote the use of CHP in industry with technical studies, program marketing and financial incentives. Possible CHP technologies include combustion turbine (CT) type systems and internal combustion engines (ICEs), likely fueled by natural gas. A second initiative would use the same measures to promote the use of CHP in non-industrial buildings and facilities. Potential CHP technologies include micro-turbines, fuel cells, combustion turbine (CT) type systems and internal combustion engines (ICEs) likely fueled by natural gas. Multi-building campuses are considered to be especially promising sites for CHP.|
Rhode Island's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may also lead to CHP-supportive actions such as loans or grants using public benefit fund resources and measures under its state energy plan.