“In the annual State of the State speech to lawmakers, the Democratic governor called for addressing climate change “with urgency.” Raimondo celebrated the announcement for the full transition to fully renewable energy but also cautioned that the climate crisis demanded no less action.
‘When we meet this goal, Rhode Island will be the first state in America to be powered by 100% renewable electricity. We’re already leading the fight against climate change, but we have to take increasingly aggressive action if we want to avoid catastrophe. As governor of a coastal state and mom to two teenagers, I’m fully committed to protecting the beauty of our state and our way of life for future generations.’”
“Raimondo, like many other legislators, taps into the annual appearance before a joint session of the General Assembly to highlight Rhode Island’s progress under her watch as well as to outline her long-term vision and spending priorities. Raimondo is positioning her latest environmental effort as a job creation plan and part of an inevitable transition to cleaner energy systems that includes focus on battery storage.”