Progressive Policies Root Cause of Electricity Rate Hikes

Increased natural gas pipeline Capacity would bring rates down for Rhode Island families after recent electricity rate hikes.

The electricity rate hikes is largely due to basic supply and demand forces. The supply of natural gas, which is used to produce low-cost and low-emission electricity, is severely limited due to inadequate natural-gas pipeline capacity into our ISO New England region. Renewable energy mandates and increased fees due to Rhode Island’s membership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative exacerbate the problem.

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