RI Congressional Delegation Urges Federal Energy Regulators to Properly Account for Renewable Energy Resources
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the methods for projecting electricity capacity and setting energy prices across New England. In a letter to FERC Chairman Norman C. Bay, the Rhode Island delegation said the operator of New England’s power grid insufficiently counts so-called distributed generation sources of energy, such as solar panels on consumers’ homes, when tallying the region’s future energy needs.
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, together with Congressman David Cicilline, today announced $2,210,654 in federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support affordable housing initiatives for low-income families and provide emergency shelters and services for homeless individuals in East Providence and Woonsocket.
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $412,500 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will go toward the purchase of 103 acres of land on Prudence Island for inclusion in the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NBNERR) – thus protecting it from future development.
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $48,000 in federal funding to upgrade equipment for firefighters in Harrisville and emergency medical responders in Cumberland.