Public Input Largely Absent As GEMS Program Evolves

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On June 4, 2014, the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism unveiled its plan to carry out Act 211 of the 2013 Legislature, which promised to bring the benefits of renewable energy to sectors of the population that had so far been unable to afford it.

It did this with the filing of two applications with the state Public Utilities Commission. One sought PUC approval for the Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program, which, DBEDT maintained, would allow nonprofits, renters, and low-income families to participate in the savings afforded by renewable technology. The second sought PUC approval for . . .

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