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  • In 2015, Hawaii generated more solar electricity per capita from distributed facilities than any other state, and solar energy from both utility-scale and distributed resources generated 35% of Hawaii's renewable electricity. 
  • With its mild tropical climate, Hawaii had the fourth-lowest per capita energy use in the nation in 2014. The transportation sector accounted for half of Hawaii's energy demand in 2014, led by commercial and military aviation fuel use.
  • In 2014, Hawaii imported 90% of the energy it consumed, mostly as petroleum, and, in 2015, the state had the highest electricity prices in the nation.
  • Hawaii is one of seven states with utility-scale geothermal capacity. In 2015, 17% of Hawaii's utility-scale renewable net electricity generation came from geothermal energy.
  • Hawaii is the first state to set a legal deadline for producing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. The state plans to achieve that target by 2045.

Last Updated: October 20, 2016

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Hawaii, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 48
Total Energy per Capita 14
Total Energy 48
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 45
Natural Gas 1
Electricity 1
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 43

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Today In Energy

EIA electricity data now include estimated small-scale solar PV capacity and generation
Dec 02, 2015

West Coast petroleum markets differ by supply, demand, and distribution
Oct 08, 2015

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Hawaii State Energy Office

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Hawaii Department of Health, LIHEAP

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Weatherization Assistance Programs

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative


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