On June 8, 2015, Governor David Ige signed a law increasing Hawaii’s renewable portfolio standard from 40% renewable energy in 2030 to 100% renewable energy by 2045. Hawaii is the first state in the United States to adopt a 100% renewable portfolio standard.
Hawaii just updated the picture on the “postcard from the future.” The image no longer shows a high penetration of renewables, but rather an electric system operating solely with renewable resources.
Pacific Business News: Governor Signs Bill Setting Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Goal at 100%
NY Times: A Green Future for Blue Hawaii, Maybe
DSIRE: Hawaii’s Renewable Portfolio Standard
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