§ 39-26-1. Legislative findings.
The General Assembly finds that:
(a) The people and energy users of Rhode Island have an interest in having electricity supplied in the state come from a diversity of energy sources including renewable resources;
(b) Increased use of renewable energy may have the potential to lower and stabilize future energy costs;
(c) Increased use of renewable energy can reduce air pollutants, including carbon dioxide emissions, that adversely affect public health and contribute to global warming;
(d) Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other states have established renewable energy standard programs to encourage the development of renewable energy sources;
(e) It is in the interest of the people, in order to protect public health and the environment and to promote the general welfare, to establish a renewable energy standard program to increase levels of electric energy supplied in the state from renewable resources.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 199, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 205, § 1.)