Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Member since 2017
Rhode Island Governor McKee | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

Rhode Island is a national leader in clean energy innovation and we must harness the historic opportunity before us by capitalizing on our state’s solid foundation in these sectors … Slashing greenhouse gasses is not just the right thing to do for the environment — it is also the right thing to do for our economy.

Gov. Daniel McKee

Rhode Island Climate Actions at a Glance

Rhode Island is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.  


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that Rhode Island has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • Lead by Example programs & goals
  • Economy-wide GHG goal
  • Carbon neutral goal
  • State climate action plan
  • Electric utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Gas utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Appliance efficiency standards
  • Green building standards for public buildings
  • Green and/or resilient infrastructure banks
  • 100% clean electricity goal
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Regulations addressing HFCs
  • Environmental justice screening and policy tools
  • Carbon market participation
  • Statewide resilience or adaptation plan
  • Resilience offices or interagency bodies
  • Low emission vehicle standards
  • Zero-emission vehicle standards
  • Clean truck standards
  • NEVI plan
  • Electrified public transit

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.