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Hawaii is the most fossil fuel dependent state in the nation.

This can be explained in large part because of our dependence on tourism and the military.  That’s a dangerous scenario for the future because of the finite nature of fossil fuel and the fact that our state is more and more vulnerable to fluctuations in oil prices and availability.

The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is leading the way in relieving our dependence on oil by setting goals to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2045.

Transforming Power in Paradise: The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (PDF)


Call for Nominations: HCEI Advisory Group

HCEI is currently seeking nominations for participants to be members of an Advisory Group.  The Advisory Group will strive to provide fair, balanced and accurate input to the Executive Management Team regarding the issues and challenges relevant to Hawaii’s clean energy goals and refining those goals as appropriate.  Nomination period ends September 30, 2019. Nomination form is available at the HCEI Advisory Group page.




The HCEI goals require statewide participation and support.  Renewable development and efficiency measures will need strong backing as will policy and planning agendas that support clean energy.  Above all, we must all begin to think and act “green” in our daily lives.


Send comments or questions to dbedt.hcei@hawaii.gov.