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  • Rhode Island is one of only two states in the United States without coal-fired electricity generation.
  • Rhode Island’s Port of Providence is one of two deep-water ports in New England, and it is a key regional transportation and heating fuel products hub.
  • Natural gas fueled 95% of Rhode Island's net electricity generation in 2015.
  • The first U.S. offshore wind facility is under construction three miles off Rhode Island's Block Island. The five 6-megawatt turbines are expected to begin operation in late 2016.
  • Rhode Island is the second-lowest emitter of carbon dioxide across all sectors among all states.

Last Updated: June 16, 2016

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Rhode Island, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 50
Total Energy per Capita 38
Total Energy 49
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 48
Natural Gas 7
Electricity 6
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 49

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Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, LIHEAP Heating Bill Assistance

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Weatherization Assistance Program

Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission and Division of Public Utilities and Carriers

RI Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council


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