Raimondo makes RI pitch to Elon Musk

“He is very focused on storage for renewable energy, so I said we have the nation’s first offshore wind farm,” Raimondo told reporters at the final session of the National Governors Association Summer Conference. “The University of Rhode Island is top notch for anything undersea. How about collaborating with us on our innovation campus? Same thing around brain science … I just laid out options for him to do it in Rhode Island.” Patrick Anderson Journal Staff Writer patrickanderso_ PROVIDENCE — Before warning the nation’s governors of the threats to humanity posed by climate change and artificial intelligence, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk met Saturday with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo about potential business opportunities in the Ocean State. “Putting jobs in Rhode Island, my usual pitch,” is how Raimondo described her conversation with Musk in a Rhode Island Convention Center back room on the last day of the National Governors Association Summer Meeting.  More specifically, Raimondo said, she wanted to interest Musk in investing in her proposed $20-million “innovation campus” contest or working on energy storage technology in Rhode Island. “He is very focused on storage for renewable energy, so I said we have the nation’s first offshore wind…


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