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  • The first U.S. offshore wind facility, with five 6-megawatt turbines three miles off Rhode Island's Block Island, began operations in May of 2017.
  • Rhode Island is one of only two states in the United States with no coal-fired electricity generation capacity.
  • Rhode Island’s Port of Providence, a major deepwater port in New England, is a key regional transportation and heating fuel products hub.
  • Natural gas fueled almost 96% of Rhode Island's net electricity generation in 2016.
  • Rhode Island's total emissions of carbon dioxide are the second-lowest among all states.

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

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