Hawaii State Energy Policies
Today,Hawaii spends $4.5 billion annually to import 90 percent of its oil supply from foreign countries. This dependence on oil poses an economic security risk to the state and the burning of fossil fuels threatens Hawaii’s environment and natural resources.
The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative adopted by the state established a goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030, with 30 percent from efficiency measures and 40 percent coming from locally generated renewable sources.
The Renewable Portfolio Standard enacted in 2004 and significantly expanded in 2009 and 2015 requires each utility company in Hawaii to purchase or generate 100 percent of its net electricity sales from renewable energy by 2045.