Governor Raimondo Nominates 7 to Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Board
Friday, June 05, 2015
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
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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.
#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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