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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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