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Rhode Island Greenhouse Gas Action Plan

Date Last Updated8/5/2013
Policy TypeState Climate Change Plan
State/FederalRI
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeState of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Policy Initiation Date7/15/2002
Policy SummaryThe 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.
Resource Website(s) http://www.dem.ri.gov/climate/ exit EPA

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