RI Should Follow Virginia & Liberate Motorists from CA’s EV Mandate

PUBLISHER’S NOTE from Mike Stenhouse: One by one, US states are decoupling their energy policies from the oppressive emissions policies set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) … yet Rhode Island lawmakers refuse to free Ocean State motorists from unattainable and costly CARB mandates.  If Rhode Island does not change course, and away […]

Major New Study Supports Center’s Green Energy Skepticism

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Ocean State Current and our RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity have published dozens of reports, columns, and interviews on the subject of energy policy for our Ocean State. A major new study by the Mackinac Center clearly supports our claims and recommendations over the past dozen years that wind and solar […]

Stenhouse ProJo OpEd: Time for RI Lawmakers to Face Reality & Decouple from CA’s EV Mandates

Originally published by the Providence Journal, March 10. 2024 as: Time for RI to drop use of California’s unattainable emissions mandate by Mike Stenhouse Guest columnist Ocean State lawmakers should follow the lead of the Biden administration and Connecticut and reconsider Rhode Island’s commitment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and its costly and […]

A Common-Sense Energy Freedom Resolution for our Ocean State

Rhode Island lawmakers and agency bureaucrats have crafted an energy strategy and related policies that are not reflective of reality: The much ballyhooed state goal of becoming the first “net zero” carbon emissions state in America by 2050. Given current technology, such “green” ambitions are impossible to achieve from a production capacity perspective, would severely […]

California businesses file suit to stop emissions inventory, climate risk rules

California Chamber of Commerce sues to block state laws mandating emissions reporting and climate risk disclosures, citing First Amendment violations. The lawsuit challenges SB 261 and SB 253 for compelling inaccurate statements and imposing disproportionate burdens on businesses, raising concerns over potential impacts on small enterprises.

America Has Plenty of Natural Gas. So Why Is New England Left Out in the Cold?

Threatened closure of a Massachusetts import facility sparks worry about the Northeast’s energy supplies By Ryan Dezember and David Uberti on wsj.com, Jan 9 Everett Marine Terminal in Massachusetts imports liquefied natural gas. PHOTO: MATT STONE/BOSTON HERALD/GETTY IMAGES America is the world’s largest natural-gas producer, but New Englanders’ capacity to stay warm in winter may hinge […]

Are Offshore Wind Farms Good For Rhode Island? #InTheDugout – December 21, 2023

Lisa Linowes of the WindAction Group joins us to discuss the Ocean State’s dark wind farm future! How many industries will be destroyed to serve the radical left’s agenda? Plus, the Boomer Zoomers… Tune in!

Documentary: How Ocean Wind Farms Are Killing Whales

Originally published by MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER on Substack Why This Documentary May Save The Whales Filmmaker discovered high-decibel sonar levels while shooting “Thrown To The Wind,” about why the wind industry could make the North Atlantic Right Whales extinct. The increase in whale, dolphin, and other cetacean deaths off the East Coast of the United States […]

U.S. Turns to Child Labor in the Congo for EV Agenda

Originally published September 6 by The Daily Caller as: US Turns to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Therefore Child Labor, For EV Ambitions By Nick Pope In order to facilitate electric vehicle (EV) production, the U.S. is seeking to spend taxpayer dollars to develop cobalt supply chains from the Democratic Republic of the […]

3 New Studies Suggest “Global Warming” Alarmism is Unfounded

Originally published as:” NEW STUDIES SUGGEST ‘GLOBAL WARMING’ IS MOSTLY AN URBAN PHENOMENON SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 on Electroverse.info by CAP ALLON A new PEER REVIWED study by 37 researchers from 18 countries has come to the conclusion that the global temperature record has been contaminated by urban warming biases. It also suggests that the most recent […]

100% of 1609 World Climate Scientists Agree – Climate Emergency is a Myth

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The narratives advancing global warming & climate change alarmism are quickly falling apart and are being exposed for their non-scientific conclusions and radical policy prescriptions. Yet Rhode Island lawmakers continue to push and pass legislation that does little-to-nothing to decrease carbon emissions, while imposing massive economic costs on residents as well as severe […]

It’s Not Just CRT, Trans, & Explicit Content – K-12 schools should stop brainwashing kids about climate change

K-12 schools need to stop brainwashing our kids on climate change Originally published by Betsy McCaughey on the New York Post, August 23, 2023  In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams is requiring every public school participate in Climate Action Day.Stephen Yang Hammering K-12 school children nonstop about the dire effects of climate change, even in […]

How Extremist Climate Change Policies Burned Maui to the Ground

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Maui wildfires are proof that carbon zealotry can kill. Rhode Island has undertaken many of the same unachievable, economically destructive, and dangerous  policies. By Betsy McCaughey Zero carbon zealotry can be dangerous to your health. In fact, in the hands of government officials, it can kill. Ask the grieving families of Maui, […]

University of New Hampshire to lead decarbonization program in New England

ne New Hampshire higher learning institution has been chosen to lead decarbonization efforts in New England.

Facts Throw Cold Water on Left’s “Heat Wave” Claims

by Steven F. Hayward, originally published by the NY Post A heat wave this week in the Northern Hemisphere has set off the “climate crisis” cabal telling us that the end is nigh unless we hand over our car keys to Al Gore and John Kerry. “Record-breaking heat,” say the headlines, with eye-popping temperatures reported […]

Republicans blast gas stove regulation at hearing, say it is just the beginning

House Republicans blasted a recently proposed federal regulatory effort to largely ban gas stove use for Americans at a hearing Tuesday and argued more rules of this kind are on the horizon.

States legislatures adapt to electric vehicles

As President Joe Biden’s administration wants 50% of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2030, some states are pushing bills to subsidize the industry.

McKee signs executive order to create new climate officer position

The chief resilience officer will be the voice and advocate for Rhode Island’s plans on climate resilience.

House GOP Leader Chippendale Responds to Governor McKee’s Green Energy Executive Order

Republican Caucus and House Minority Leader Michael Chippendale published the following statement regarding the Governor’s plan to adopt regulations for manufacturers selling cars to Rhode Island consumers: “The House Republican Caucus is on the record as being vehemently opposed to the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4)—a group of unelected bureaucrats– being allowed to create […]

U.S. crude oil production approaches pre-pandemic levels

For the first two months of 2023, production of crude oil in the U.S. neared pre-COVID levels.

SPN’s Energy Czar Discusses the Truth About the Left’s Climate Change Agenda

The parent organization of The Ocean State Current, the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity is a member of the State Policy Network, a national association of over 60 state-based “free market” think tanks. State Policy Network recently welcomed Amy O. Cooke as its Visiting Energy Policy Fellow. In this role, she will oversee the Energy Policy […]

U.S. gas prices poised to rise as Dems block energy bill

Gas producers are planning to cut oil production, meaning gas prices will likely begin rising as Democrats block efforts to increase production.

Attorneys general coalition opposes federal gas stoves regulations

Twenty-one states’ attorneys general wrote a letter opposing Department of Energy regulations regarding gas stoves.

The Coal-Powered Electrification Agenda: Separating Fantasy from Reality

EDITOR’S NOTE: With coal and other fossil fuels powering much of the electricity that the environmental left wants to force Americans to use for their electric vehicles and other electrified energy sources, the national and regional supply (vs demand) shortage will become increasingly severe, costly, and dangerous. Rhode Island residents and businesses currently suffer from […]

The Truth About Big Oil Profits & High Energy Costs for Rhode Islanders

Originally published in the Sunday Providence Journal, December 4, 2022 *** This fall Rhode Islanders were hit with their own October surprise: a near 50% increase in their monthly electric bills to go along with this year’s record-high gas prices. And it all beings with failed state and federal public policy. Unfortunately, energy costs will keep rising, […]

New England governors face push back from maritime groups

Maritime and industry groups have long argued that New England lacks pipeline access to refining facilities in other states and has insufficient capacity to transport natural gas, the region’s primary fuel for electricity to meet higher demand during the cold winter months.

AGs push back against EPA ‘environmental justice’ rule, say it will increase energy costs

Twelve attorneys general have submitted comments to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan expressing concerns about a new proposed rule they argue will increase energy costs and risk Americans’ safety.

Rhode Island ranks fourth in new analysis of states’ electricity prices

Rhode Island’s model of assessing electric fees based on renewable sources and under the guidelines of a regional initiative taxing carbon emitters has led to one of the highest rates in the U.S., according to a recent study.

Dr. George Briden on Sky High Electricity Costs #InTheDugout

Rhode Island based energy expert, Dr. George Briden, on why electricity rates have gone sky-high in RI and if Ashley Kalus’ idea might solve a potential supply crisis in the coming months that could lead to a “dark and freezing” winter for many.

Alex Epstein DEBUNKS 12 Energy Myths about Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act”

12 myths about the terrible “Inflation Reduction Act,” refuted The Inflation Reduction Act is one of the worst energy policies in American history. But its supporters are trying to hide this using 12 insidious myths. by Alex Epstein Sep 14, 2022 The Inflation Reduction Act is one of the worst energy policies in American history. […]

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