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Natural gas is ideal bridge fuel to green future

By Shasha Fesharaki

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2012

~~<p>Since the time of former Gov. George Ariyoshi, Hawaii has looked toward renewable energy as a means of lessening our dependence on oil, a dirty fuel source that is subject to extreme price volatility.</p>
<p>While the state has made some progress to increase its use of renewables, Hawaii still relies heavily on oil; renewable energy sources today account for only about 10 percent of our primary energy mix while oil's share is close to 90 percent. Recently, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) set goals and developed a roadmap for Hawaii &quot;to achieve 70 percent clean energy by 2030 with 30 percent from efficiency measures, and 40 percent coming from locally generated renewable sources.&quot;</p>
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Since the time of former Gov. George Ariyoshi, Hawaii has looked toward renewable energy as a means of lessening our dependence on oil, a dirty fuel source that is subject to extreme price volatility.

While the state has made some progress to increase its use of renewables, Hawaii still relies heavily on oil; renewable energy sources today account for only about 10 percent of our primary energy mix while oil's share is close to 90 percent. Recently, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) set goals and developed a roadmap for Hawaii "to achieve 70 percent clean energy by 2030 with 30 percent from efficiency measures, and 40 percent coming from locally generated renewable sources." Login for more...



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