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West Warwick one step closer to green energy

April 28, 2014

The West Warwick Civic Center and the adjoining ice rink are on their way to bring powered by solar energy after the town secured a series of grants. File Photo.

WEST WARWICK— West Warwick was one of five school districts to receive grant money from the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) to help support renewable energy projects at the high school.

The OER awarded $1.16 million to Rocky Hill School, the Chariho Regional School District, the Lincoln School District, Community Preparatory School, Meeting Street School and West Warwick High School.

The money was funded through Rhode Island’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which aims to put a cap on greenhouse gas emissions throughout the nation.

“These grants align well with the goals of the DEM and the work of the Governor’s Executive Climate Change Council,” Janet Coit, Director of Environmental Management (DEM), said. “Investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy is essential to reducing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and it’s just plain smart policy when it comes to planning now to meet the challenges that lie ahead.”

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