This time from Steve Costantino, chairman of the House Finance Committee:
We can also get Rhode Island involved in the growing green economy. Particularly with wind power, Rhode Island has both the natural resources and the existing economic base to become a wind-powered generator of electricity and a wind-power-technology producer. When Portsmouth Abbey installed its new wind tower in 2006, the parts came from Italy, Denmark and South Dakota. What if, as the world turns to increasingly competitive renewable-energy sources, it turned to the Ocean State?
Let’s all just hope that broad support for green jobs in Rhode Island manifests as a focused proposal or two, and does so quickly. But the trajectory is incredibly exciting.