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Quick Hawaii Energy Facts

  • Hawaii was the first state to set a deadline for generating 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, which is required to be achieved by 2045.

  • Hawaii’s mild climate contributed to the state being among the five states with the lowest total energy use and per capita energy consumption. 

  • In 2018, solar power provided more than half of Hawaii's total renewable generation, primarily because of the growth of small-scale, customer-sited solar photovoltaic generation, which has almost doubled since 2014. 

  • The amount of Hawaii's total coal-fired generation in 2018 was the lowest since 1992, and coal-fueled 13% of the state’s electricity generation. 

  • Hawaii's dependence on imported petroleum, much of which is used for electricity generation, contributes to Hawaii having the highest average retail electricity price for all sectors of any state.

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