(l-r: Marion Gold, RI Public Utilities Commission; Carol Grant, RI Office of Energy Resources; Rep. Deborah Ruggiero; Rep. Lauren Carson; Tom Ardito, AIPC)

AIPC packed the house with a diverse group of energy leaders at last Thursday’s “Solar and Beyond” forum at the Pell Center. One of the most inspiring parts of the evening was hearing West Warwick Town Manager Fred Presley speak about his community’s transition to 100% renewable energy. If they can do it, so can Aquidneck!

Thanks to all who spoke and attended, and a special thanks to our hosting partners, Acadia Center and Emerald Cities Rhode Island, and sponsors, Newport Solar, RGS, and Direct Energy Solar. The next installment of our “Smart Island Series” will be at CCRI on November 17th, with the topic of clean water. Stay tuned!