Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Three Charts Tell the Story of Hawaii's Energy Scorecard

Residential cost of energy in Hawaii is nearly 200 percent over the national average--over 200 percent for natural gas.

An overwhelming majority of energy in Hawaii is produced from imported fossil fuels (e.g., petroleum and coal).

Hawaii's transportation sector consumes more energy than three sectors combined.

Hawaii needs to focus all its effort on (1) reducing the cost of energy, (2) increasing locally produced electricity from locally renewable energy sources (e.g., wind, water, sun, and geothermal), (3) reducing fuel consumption by increasing multi-modal options for transportation (e.g., public transit, biking, walking), changing government vehicle fleets to renewable fuels, and planning communities that are designed for public transit, walking, and biking to and from work, play, markets, and home.

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