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After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
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Hawaii Energy Facts & Figures

From State Energy Office, June, 2018

(Skip four paragraphs of happy talk)


The energy efficiency portfolio standards (HRS 269-96) mandates a 4,300-gigawatt-hour reduction in electricity use by 2030 through efficiency and conservation measures. Hawaii surpassed its 2015 interim energy efficiency portfolio standards target thanks in part to the robust issuance of energy performance contracts. ($$$$)


The renewable portfolio standards (HRS 269-92) mandates 100 percent renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2045. In 2017, the renewable portfolio standards stood at 27.6 percent, more than 12 percent ahead of the interim statutory 2015 target of 15 percent.  (And yet ….)

Hawaii depends more on petroleum for its energy needs than any other state. Less than 1% of electricity in the United States is generated using oil. By contrast, Hawaii relied on oil for 67.3% and on coal for 15.1% of its electricity generation in 2015.

(Editor’s Note: 82.4% coal and oil isn’t very good is it?  -- and this was before the geothermal plant was overrun by lava.)

Hawaii Energy Overview

Electricity production and motor gasoline are just part of Hawaii’s fossil fuel usage. Large quantities of jet fuel are also used in the state. In Hawaii, the air transportation sector accounts for the highest percentage of petroleum use, followed by ground transportation and electricity production, with the remainder used for marine transportation, commercial, industrial and residential uses….

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