Islands are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, especially rising sea levels. So maybe it’s no surprise that Hawaii is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the U.S. to be entirely powered by renewable energy—in a mere 25 years.
The benefits of renewable energy to Hawaii are clear. While it has to import virtually all of its fuel and hence has among the highest electricity prices in the country, it has an an ample supply of sun and wind, as well as sources of geothermal and hydropower. To date, imported oil has been the source of most of its power. But that’s already changing quickly. In the last six years, it’s increased the share of power coming from renewables by 12 percent. Currently the state gets slightly more than 21 percent of its power from renewable sources, exceeding its 2015 target of 15 percent.
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I really enjoyed reading this for some reason. It was all so logical.