Hawaii’s charge to reach 100% renewable

Hawaii became the first state in the nation to adopt a 100% renewable energy portfolio standard in 2015 with House Bill 623, which set the state’s goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2045 and 30% renewable portfolio standards by 2020.

Since then, experts in the energy field have been asking the question: How do we get there? Statewide, renewable energy sources resulted in 2,324 gigawatt-hours, or 26.7%, of electricity sales in 2018, as reported by the Hawaiian Electric Cos.

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