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Rhode Island   Rhode Island Profile

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  • In May 2017, the first U.S. offshore wind farm began operating off Block Island, and the amount of wind-powered electricity generated in Rhode Island in 2020 was 23 times greater than in 2015.
  • Rhode Island consumes less energy on a per capita basis than any other state and it is among the five states that use the least amount of energy per dollar of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • About 3 out of 10 Rhode Island households use heating oil for their primary source for home heating, which is 6 times more than the U.S. average. The 1-million-barrel Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve can help offset supply disruptions in the region.
  • In 2020, natural gas fueled 89% of Rhode Island's electricity net generation, the largest share of any state.
  • Rhode Island's energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide are the second-lowest among the states after Vermont's.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021

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