Hawaii Wants To Be The First State To Run Completely On Renewable Energy

Posted by Mike Confino, April 26, 2015

Off-grid beach house with coconuts trees

With strong trade winds, volcanic heat and abundant solar and hydropower, the Hawaiian islands have a plethora of natural resources.

Yet the state is America’s largest consumer of fossil fuels per capita, according to Hawaii’s Environmental Council for the Office of Environmental Quality Control.

A bill currently going through the state’s legislature aims to change that by setting the ambitious goal of using renewable energy exclusively by 2050.

If it passes, Hawaii could be the first state in the country to meet all of its electricity demand with renewable resources.

 

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