RI Aims To Kick-Start Renewable Energy Projects

Law360, New York (June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rhode Island lawmakers are considering legislation to require the state's electric providers to enter into long-term contracts with renewable energy developers, a move designed to help attract private financing needed to get wind turbine and other projects off the ground.

On Wednesday, two similar proposals passed the environment committees in the Rhode Island House of Representatives and Senate, about a year after Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed an earlier version because he feared it would increase costs for consumers and because it did not require developers to...
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