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Don’t compound GEMS failure


    Rolled out as an innovation to boost Hawaii’s renewable-energy profile, GEMS is overdue for a course correction. Marketplace changes cannot always be anticipated, of course, but better cost-benefit analyses must be employed to salvage a program that now rates as a $150 million bust.

While Hawaii Energy is far more successful than GEMS, ratepayers should not be saddled with a higher fee. GEMS is a flat-out failed experiment that the state government should not prop up beyond bare-bones accountability. The state also should look for any possibility to shrink the program’s scope. Read more

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