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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)

Energy Efficiency Charrette

May 8-9, 2017

The Hawaii State Energy Office sponsored an HCEI Energy Efficiency Charrette to update stakeholders on the status of energy efficiency programs such as the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards , the Public Benefits Fee, the Public Benefit Fee Administrator, and the Energy Building Code. View agenda, presentations, participant comments here.


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.