Rhode Island ranked 17th, dropping four spots from last year on the 2015 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from Clean Edge, which tracks clean-tech activities of all 50 states and 50 largest metropolitan areas.
Boston is the most energy efficient city in the nation, while Providence lags behind at No. 32, according to the second edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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National Grid on Thursday released details about a state program aimed at adding 160 megawatts of renewable energy into Rhode Island’s electric grid over the next five years.