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  • Hawaii was the first state to set a deadline for having 100% of its electricity sales come from renewable energy, which is required to be achieved by 2045. In 2020, the state's power suppliers met the interim requirement that 30% of electricity sales come from renewables.
  • Despite being among the five states with the lowest total energy consumption, Hawaii uses about 12 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 2020, solar power provided almost 17% of Hawaii's total electricity, primarily from the increase in generation from small-scale, customer-sited solar panel systems that nearly doubled since 2015.
  • In 2020, the amount of Hawaii's coal-fired generation was the lowest since 1992, and coal fueled 11% of the state’s electricity generation. The state's single coal-fired power plant is scheduled to close in 2022.
  • Hawaii has the highest electricity retail price of any state and it is nearly triple the U.S. average rate, in part because the state relies on imported petroleum for 60% of its electricity generation.

Last Updated: February 17, 2022

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