Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan
Reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
(Goal 3, Strategic Action 1)
Why this matters:
Where we are now:
- Global warming is real, and the environmental and economic costs of fossil fuels are skyrocketing.
2020 Suggested Benchmark:
- About 5% of our total energy is from renewable sources. The remainder is fossil fuel-based. 78% of those sources were imported from foreign countries, and 22% from domestic sources, principally Alaska. About 8% of electricity generated is from renewable sources.
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- Pursuant to Act 95 (SLH 2004), Hawai‘i’s existing renewable portfolio standard (RPS) goal was replaced with an enforceable standard. Under the new standard, 20% of electricity is to be generated from renewable resources by the end of 2020.