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Executive Director Larry Chretien explains why we recently rebranded as Green Energy Consumers Alliance.
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Find us at September events across MA & RI and see why your next car should be electric.
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What we do

Programs & services

Programs & services

We enable everyday people to make green energy choices in the most cost-effective, practical and seamless ways possible, and to advocate for energy policies that benefit the greater good.

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Advocacy

Advocacy

We harness the power of our vast community to advocate for energy policies that benefit the greater good.

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Education

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We stay in-the-loop on all things energy and boil down key information for New England energy consumers.

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Our nonprofit mission

Harnessing the power of energy consumers to speed the transition to a low-carbon future.

We believe the transition to a safe climate begins with more cost-effective ways to access green energy and more people united for a low-carbon future.

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Drive Green Get a discounted electric car
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Heating Oil Service Get a discount on heating oil with a local dealer
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The latest from our blog

  • Oct 17, 2018

    A few words about Tesla

  • Oct 10, 2018

    The evolution of energy efficiency in Massachusetts & Rhode Island

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Puerto Rico Will Rise, Thanks to Renewables, Microgrids and Energy Storage

Policy: On our radar

Appliance Efficiency Standards
Appliance Efficiency Standards (MA)

Efficient appliances are great for consumers because they save residents and businesses money on their electricity bills while reducing carbon pollution. Appliance standards ensure that all available products meet minimum efficiency standards for modern technology. But our appliance efficiency standards haven't been updated in over a decade, and, because federal policymakers aren't stepping up to strengthen our appliance standards, it's up to the states.

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Energy Efficiency Funds
Energy Efficiency Funds

Rhode Island's energy systems should be sustainable, affordable, and reliable for all of the state's energy consumers. The state's gas and electric utility, National Grid, ensures that we always have enough energy supply to meet demand. Rhode Island's Least Cost Procurement mandate (originally established by the 2006 Comprehensive Energy Act) requires that National Grid invest in energy efficiency as a way to reduce demand before resorting to buying additional energy supply.

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Energize Rhode Island Act
Energize Rhode Island Act

How do we shift our economy away from dirty, expensive, and dangerous fossil fuels and towards clean energy? One solution is to put a fair, real price on carbon pollution. The Energize RI Act accounts for the carbon pollution in our energy system by putting a fee on fossil fuels at the first point of sale. The resulting revenue goes towards protecting vulnerable groups from the impact of higher energy prices and investing in clean energy and climate resilience.

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Appliance Efficiency Standards
Appliance Efficiency Standards

Efficient appliances are great for consumers because they save residents and businesses money on their electricity bills while reducing carbon pollution. Appliance standards ensure that all available products meet minimum efficiency standards for modern technology. But our appliance efficiency standards haven't been updated in over a decade, and, because federal policymakers aren't stepping up to strengthen our appliance standards, it's up to the states.

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Power Sector Transformation
Power Sector Transformation

Over the next decade, as we race towards large-scale decarbonization of the electric grid, the structure, regulation, and function of the power system must undergo significant changes. In Rhode Island, the Office of Energy Resources and Public Utilities Commission kickstarted these changes with the Power Sector Transformation initiative in early 2017. Over the course of 2017, Rhode Island energy stakeholders (including Green Energy Consumers) met to plan for future of the state's electric grid.

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Volkswagen Settlement Funds
Volkswagen Settlement Funds

In 2015, the EPA announced that Volkswagen had violated the Clean Air Act by intentionally selling vehicles that emit dangerous and illegal levels of nitrous oxide (NOx) air pollution. As a result of an ensuing court case, Rhode Island received settlement payments totaling over $14 million, earmarked for air pollution mitigation. Green Energy Consumers worked with state agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the $14 million funded strong investments in electric transportation and charging infrastructure.

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Mandatory GHG Targets
Mandatory Emissions Reduction in RI

In 2014, the Resilient Rhode Rhode Island Act set unenforced targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10% by 2020, 45% by 2035, and 80% by 2050. The proposed Rhode Island Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) would add targets for 2025 and 2045, increase the 2035 target to 50%, and make the targets mandatory and enforceable.

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Renewable Portfolio Standard
Massachusetts RPS

Massachusetts’ Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires regulated electricity utilities (i.e. Eversource, National Grid, Unitil) to supply a minimum percentage of electricity from renewable sources each year. Since it was first implemented in 2003, the RPS has helped support new renewable electricity generation by ensuring demand for renewable energy in Massachusetts.

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Meet us at our next event

What: RMLD Public Power Day Open House

When: Thursday, Oct 18 2018, 3:00pm

Where: RMLD Garage: 218 Ash Street, Reading

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