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  • Hawaii was the first state to set a deadline for generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, which is required to be achieved by 2045.
  • Despite being among the five states with the lowest total energy consumption, Hawaii uses about 11 times more energy than it produces. More than four-fifths of Hawaii's energy consumption is petroleum, making it the most petroleum-dependent state.
  • In 2019, solar power provided more than half of Hawaii's total renewable electricity generation, primarily from small-scale, customer-sited solar panel systems, which have roughly tripled in capacity since 2015.

  • The amount of Hawaii's coal-fired generation in 2019 was the lowest since 1992, and coal fueled 12% of the state’s electricity generation. The state's one coal-fired power plant is scheduled to be retired in 2022.
  • Hawaii has the highest average electricity retail price of any state, in part because it relies on petroleum for more than 60% of its electricity generation.

Last Updated: January 21, 2021

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