Public Education & Events
An important role of the EERMC is to promote public awareness of energy efficiency programs and their benefits. The Council hosts and sponsors a variety of public events that help Rhode Islanders understand the value of energy efficiency as the state works to achieve its energy and climate goals. Click on a photo to learn more about an event…
K-12 TEACHER TRAINING
Each year, the EERMC supports free energy curriculum training for K-12 educators in Rhode Island. In 2020, the EERMC supported the expansion and enhancement the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project’s energy efficiency and conservation curriculum and training with content on energy justice and climate science. In 2021 & 2022, the EERMC funded a series of workshops, organized by GBRI, to train educators on how to use this new curriculum in Rhode Island classrooms. Click here for more information.
Due to the volatile nature and seasonality of many farm businesses, keeping costs low is vital to their success. However, participation in the half-dozen available farm energy programs has remained low. Conversations with stakeholders, energy program administrators, and National Grid suggest low participation is due, in part, to a lack of knowledge of available programs.
Each year, the EERMC jointly funds a URI Energy Fellow with the RI Office of Energy Resources (OER). The Energy Fellow works with OER staff from March through December to assist with outreach to the farm community regarding energy management. Recent efforts have focused on increasing virtual accessibility through webinars, digital resources, social media, and email. Click here for more information.
LEARN ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Explore these resources to learn more about energy efficiency in Rhode Island.