Rhode Island continues to rank high among the top states in the State Scorecard, with National Grid meeting ambitious savings targets through successful programs outlined in its three-year Least Cost Procurement Plan. Rhode Island continues to look for ways to capture untapped savings through innovative pilot programs and planning efforts intended to achieve zero-energy buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The State Scorecard ranks every state in the following categories: utilities, transportation, building energy efficiency policies, combined heat and power, state government-led initiatives, and appliance standards. Rhode Island earned perfect scores in three of those areas, easily surpassing the national median score.
One of the perfect scores received is for state government-led initiatives. The state offers a variety of energy efficiency incentives for consumers and has an active Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. State government leads by example by requiring efficient public buildings, benchmarking energy use, and encouraging energy savings performance contracts. The University of Rhode Island Outreach Center conducts research focused on energy efficiency.
Read the full State Scorecard here.