Plugged into Energy Research Lecture Series - It Takes a Village: Advancing Solar Energy in RI

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Solar energy is proving to be an integral part of the future of the New England power system. Rhode Island has mandated lofty renewable energy goals for the electric sector and an increased reliance on solar energy will be a key factor in reaching those goals. How can we reach these important targets while maintaining a vibrant economy and conserving the natural environment in our state? Hear perspectives and considerations from our panelists in public administration, academic research and non-profit advocacy.


Carrie Gill, PhD
Grid Modernization and Systems Integration

Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Corey Lang, PhD 
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Government Affairs
University of Rhode Island

Priscilla De La Cruz
Government Affairs
Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Registration required for this free webinar. 

About the Plugged Into Energy Lecture series (PIER)

Energy is entwined in all aspects of our lives, whether at home or work, in the car or on foot, and in the wind, sun, water and plants around us. The Plugged Into Energy Research lecture series highlights cutting-edge energy research and outreach, and explores how the results of this research may affect our daily lives in the future. The goal of the PIER lecture series is to increase literacy around energy topics of concern in Rhode Island and beyond. 

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