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State lawmakers want a detailed plan for transition to 100% clean energy by 2045

State lawmakers are asking for a detailed plan on how the state will transition to clean energy by 2045.
Senators were briefed on a budget request by the Department of Business, Economic, Development and Tourism on Thursday. Within the department is the State Energy Office.


How to address climate locally? These 6 places have plans

While much of the nation’s attention to climate adaptation has focused on large coastal cities with outsize risks, some of the most forward-leaning climate policies are coming from less urbanized places such as Marina, Calif.; Carmel, Ind.; and the Jersey Shore.


Parker Ranch to break ground on solar farm to supply clean energy to Hawaii Island

A ranch on Hawaii Island is working on a solar project to supply clean, renewable energy to 15,000 homes.
Parker Ranch said it will break ground early in 2022.The 300-acre solar farm near the ranch’s industrial park, off of Mamalahoa Highway, is expected to help reduce electricity bills and create new jobs.
The 30-megawatt project will provide electricity to Hawaiian Electric.


New incentives push Hawaiian Electric toward more clean energy

A portfolio of incentives that went into effect today will guide Hawaiian Electric as it operates under a new business model that emphasizes Hawaii’s clean energy goals.


In Pro-Microgrid Move, Hawaii Becomes Second State with Microgrid Tariff

In what could be a model for other states, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a microgrid tariff for its major utilities. The decision is the culmination of a roughly two-year process, but the PUC is already preparing for a second phase in its development of rules governing microgrids. The first phase centered on rules around microgrids during emergency conditions. The second phase will be looking at microgrid nonemergency operations, including payment for services microgrids can provide


Preparing for Climate Change in Hawaii

On June 9, 2014, Hawai’i Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 1714 (now Act 83) establishing an Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee charged with developing a sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation report addressing statewide impacts through 2050. In 2017, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 559 that renamed the Adaptation Committee as the Hawai’i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission (“Commission”). The Commission is charged with developing vulnerability and adaptation reports on the effects of sea-level rise and leading the state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with goals set out in the Paris Agreement.


Hawaii: Renewable Future

Hawaii has made great inroads in increasing the amount of locally produced renewable energy. With a goal to generate 100 percent clean energy by 2045, the state will continue to:Align government regulations and policies with clean energy goals; Facilitate processes for developing renewable energy; Deploy renewable generation and grid infrastructure; Explore next generation technologies and new applications of existing technologies.