Renewable Energy

Climate change demands a transformation to clean, renewable energy. In Rhode Island’s future, wind and solar will be dominant sources of electricity. These renewable technologies provide emissions-free electricity, support energy independence, and bolster the local economy. However, like any transition, difficulties will be incurred. Forests and open spaces need to be protected from unfettered solar development. Fisheries need to remain unobstructed by offshore wind. Audubon knows this transformation is critical, but believes thoughtful choices are necessary to ensure a lasting benefit to Rhode Island’s environment.