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2017 Measures

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Energy Efficiency
Financing Mechanisms
Renewable Energy & Storage
Transportation

 

Energy Efficiency

Measure # Companion Measure Title Measure Description
HB0794 Relating To Energy At The University Of Hawaii Establishes the University of Hawaii green special fund within UH to reduce energy consumption and costs. Requires UH to submit annual report to legislature.
HB1249 SB0571 Relating To Energy Efficiency Requires the state building code council to adopt net zero energy capability standards for new single-family residential construction. Requires all new single-family residential construction to be net zero capable by 1/ 1/ 2019.
HB1508  Relating To Energy Efficiency Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to conduct a building energy efficiency pilot program. Requires all state buildings built or renovated after July 1, 2020, to incorporate certain energy efficient practices. Appropriates funds.
 SB0571  HB1249  Relating To Energy Efficiency Requires the state building code council to adopt net zero energy capability standards for new single-family residential construction. Requires all new single-family residential construction to be net zero capable by 1/ 1/ 2019.

 

Financing Mechanisms

Measure # Companion Measure Title Measure Description
HB1593 Relating To Green Infrastructure Establishes the clean energy savings jump start program and fund. Establishes the energy storage system rebate program. Amends the green infrastructure loan program by deleting the public utilities commission’s loan approval authority.
SB0665 Relating To Renewable Energy Replaces the current renewable energy technology systems tax credit with tax credits for solar energy property, wind energy property, and energy storage property. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2017.

 

Renewable Energy & Storage

Measure # Companion Measure Title Measure Description
 HB1248 Relating To Microgrids Authorizes the establishment of microgrid demonstration projects for the generation, storage, and distribution of renewable energy.

 

Transportation

Measure # Companion Measure Title Measure Description
HB0738 Relating To Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of “electric vehicles” for purposes of parking exemptions, HOV lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. Grants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases.
HB1580 Relating To Energy Establishes a goal to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of fossil fuels for ground transportation by 2045. Creates a working group to create metrics, identify a plan, and develop recommendations to achieve 100% renewable ground transportation statewide by 2045.