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  • In 2015, Hawaii imported 91% of the energy it consumed, mostly as petroleum. 
  • With its mild tropical climate, Hawaii had the fourth-lowest per capita energy use in the nation in 2015. The transportation sector accounted for more than half (51%) of Hawaii's total energy demand in 2015, led by jet fuel use.
  • In 2016, 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 38% of Hawaii's net generation from renewable resources. 
  • Hawaii is one of seven states with utility-scale generation from geothermal energy. In 2016, 19% of Hawaii's renewable net electricity generation came from geothermal energy.
  • In 2016, Hawaii had the highest electricity prices in the nation; it is the first state to set a legal deadline for producing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, a target it plans to achieve by 2045.

Last Updated: October 19, 2017

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