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Governor Raimondo Nominates 7 to Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Board

Friday, June 05, 2015

 

Raimondo will submit seven names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation

Governor Raimondo has announced her intent to nominate seven individuals to the Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council, “The Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council plays a robust role in our state’s resource management and energy policy,” said Governor Raimondo. “I am pleased these new Council members have agreed to provide their diverse expertise to tackle our region’s pressing energy challenges.” 

Raimondo will submit the following names to the Rhode Island State Senate for confirmation: H. Robert Bacon, Roberta Fagan, Betsy Stubblefield Loucks,  Shigeru Osada, Christopher Powell, Karen Verrengia and Diane Williamson. 

“I also want to thank outgoing Council members Marsha Garcia, Daniel J. Justinski and S. Paul Ryan for their service to the state, and I wish them the very best,” said Raimondo.

The mission of the Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council is to provide an organizational structure to secure the full supply, economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency, conservation and resource management for Rhode Island.

The purposes of the Council are to evaluate and make recommendations for energy plans and programs; provide stakeholder involvement in energy planning; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of energy programs; and promote public awareness, understanding and action in response to energy issues 

 

Related Slideshow: The 15 Costliest Government Programs in RI

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#15 Non-Highway Transport

Category: Transportation

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $4.87

National Rank: 4

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#14 Community Development

Category: Environment and Housing

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $4.97

National Rank: 12

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#13 Sewage & Solid Waste

Category: Environment and Housing

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $5.09

National Rank: 36

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#12 Health & Hospitals

Category: Social Services

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $5.40

National Rank: 49

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#11 Other Ed. & Libraries

Category: Education

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $6.00

National Rank: 12

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#10 Fire

Category: Public Safety

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $6.50

National Rank: 2

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#9 Highways

Category: Transportation

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $7.66

National Rank: 48

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#8 Police

Category: Public Safety

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $7.87

National Rank: 13

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#7 Utilities

Category: Utilities and Liquor Stores

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $9.25

National Rank: 40

Note: Utilities are not considered to be "direct general expenditures." Instead utilities are categorized as "other direct expenditures." The category is a U.S. Census Bureau term. Unlike some states, Rhode Island does not have state-run liquor stores.

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#6 Gov't. Administration

Category: Administration and Debt Interest

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $11.05

National Rank: 16

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#5 Interest on Debt

Category: Administration and Debt Interest

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $12.13

National Rank: 3

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#4 Higher Education

Category: Education

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $13.59

National Rank: 45

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#3 Pensions and Other

Category: Insurance Trust

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $39.62

National Rank: 4

Note: Other than pensions this area of spending includes unemployment security, disability insurance, and workers compensation. Together, these expenses are categorized U.S. Census Bureau as "insurance trust."

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#2 Public Welfare

Category: Social Services

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $46.90

National Rank: 7

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#1 Elementary and Sec. Ed

Category: Education

Cost Per $1,000 of Income: $48.59

National Rank: 15

 
 

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