DOE’s Evolving Position on GEMS Bills

posted in: March 2016 | 0

Kathryn Matayoshi, state superintendent of education, had little to say about the proposal to loan the Department of Education $100 million from the Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) fund when the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection heard the bill in early February.

In a short statement, submitted as late testimony, she merely noted that “these funds will allow the Department [of Education] to reach the goal of installing AC in 1,000 classrooms. Additionally, the GEMS financing will boost efforts in implementing heat abatement and energy efficient measures towards cooling additional classrooms, while offsetting anticipated energy uses.”

But . . .

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