Policy & Pinot: Greening Rhode Island's Energy Grid

May 16, 2016

From L to R: Espinoza, Nuara, Anthony & Musher
Credit Aaron Read RIPR

This month’s Policy & Pinot will focus on the state of the region’s energy grid, which has undergone dramatic changes. Older oil- and coal-fired power plants are retiring, while natural gas production is increasing. State laws requiring ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions have been driving the shift toward cleaner energy from the sun, wind and water.

Located at Save the Bay's offices overlooking Narragansett Bay, and moderated by RIPR environmental reporter Ambar Espinoza, we’ll talk with our guest panelists about what the future grid could look like, how greener energy may impact consumers, and how Rhode Island’s progress compares to other states.

  • Ambar Espinoza : Environmental Reporter, RIPR (moderator)
  • Danny Musher : RI Office of Energy Resources
  • Abigail Anthony : Director of Grid Modernization & of the RI office, Acadia Center.
  • Mary Louise Nuara : External Affairs Representative for CT & RI, ISO New England


LOCATION: Save the Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI.  Parking available on-site.

DATE: Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

RECEPTION: 5:30 - 6:00pm

PROGRAM: 6:00 - 7:00pm

AUDIENCE Q&A: 7:00 - 7:30pm

BROADCAST: Thursday May 19th @ 7:00pm

The event is free & open to the public, but seating is limited!  Please RSVP to Jed Thorp at RIPR: jed@ripr.org or call 401-351-2800.

Note: Danny Musher was a late replacement for Marion Gold due to her recent appointment to the RIPUC by Gov. Raimondo.