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Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Company Push Renewables with New Agreement

October 21, 2008

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle announced an agreement with the Hawaiian Electric Company to accelerate regulatory changes to slash the state's dependence on fossil fuels. The accord is the results of months of work on the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. That effort, which began in January between the state and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), seeks to move Hawaii toward having 70 percent of its energy use come from clean energy sources by 2030.

Highlights of the agreement include:

"With this agreement, Hawaii moves to the forefront in energy leadership in the nation," said Kevin Kolevar, assistant secretary of the DOE, whose office helped negotiate the agreement. "Hawaii's vision will prove to be a boon to the local economy and will lead to more stability and long-term reductions in the cost of energy in Hawaii. It will provide future generations with significant independence from imported fuel."

For more information, see the governor's October 20 press release.

To read more about renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Hawaii, see:

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