The EnergizeRI Act puts a fair price on carbon pollution in order to strengthen the economy and reduce greenhouse gases.
Create a Clean Energy and Jobs Fund
The fund will invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency for Rhode Island families, businesses, and institutions. It will create jobs in the construction, renewables, and weatherization industries, and it will expand access to renewable energy and energy efficiency for under-resourced Rhode Islanders.
Put a fair price on carbon
The policy will put a price on carbon that accounts for the pollution it creates. The price, paid for by the companies that sell fossil fuels in RI, will fund new energy programs and incentivize sustainable choices.
Protect Rhode Islanders from additional costs
Every family, business, and institution in RI will receive a rebate per person to protect against the additional costs that fossil fuel companies may pass along to energy consumers. These rebates will help make sure that many families and businesses--especially the ones that make sustainable choices--come out ahead.
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The Energize RI Act will simultaneously energize the economy and safeguard the future of our state by lowering carbon emission levels. The Act will create around 1,000 jobs in the first two years, many of which will be in the construction sector because some revenue will be used to weatherize homes. By 2040, carbon emissions will have decreased over 3 million tons, which is significantly more than if we move forward without implementing carbon pricing.