Study: Hawaii falls behind energy policy and incentives

Hawaii tied with Vermont for 14th place in a study ranking states leading the charge in renewable energy, according to data compiled by financial technology company SmartAsset.

For the report, SmartAsset looked at several metrics including the five-year change in CO2 emissions, renewable energy as a percent of total energy production and the number of policies and incentives that support renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Hawaii scored poorly in two main criteria: It was 4th-worst in number…

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