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Chris Kearns

Chris Kearns

Acting Energy Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of Energy

Chris Kearns is the Acting Energy Commissioner at the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources. Commissioner Kearns joined the Office of Energy Resources in 2012 and has been actively involved in advancing the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and programs over the past decade, including the 100% Renewable Energy Standard by 2033. Previously, Commissioner Kearns served as Governor Lincoln Chafee’s Energy, Transportation and Environment Policy and Legislative Analyst.

Commissioner Kearns holds a BS in Environmental Economics and Management from the University of Rhode Island. Chris is a Rhode Island native having grown up in Westerly.