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Hawaii is the most fossil fuel dependent state in the nation.

This can be explained in large part because of our dependence on tourism and the military.  That’s a dangerous scenario for the future because of the finite nature of fossil fuel and the fact that our state is more and more vulnerable to fluctuations in oil prices and availability.

The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is leading the way in relieving our dependence on oil by setting goals to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2045.

Transforming Power in Paradise: The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (PDF)

Progress Through Policy 2018

The success of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is largely due to its collaboration of energy stakeholders and the framework of policies put in place to guide Hawaii’s clean energy transformation. Learn about key acts of 2018 relating energy efficiency, resiliency, and biofuels.


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10th Anniversary of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. This milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the initiative and to lay the foundation of what can be accomplish in the next ten years working towards meeting Hawaii’s clean energy goals. Check back often for updates and notices on HCEI’s 10-year anniversary events.

Mahalo to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for creating the 10th anniversary video.


The HCEI goals require statewide participation and support.  Renewable development and efficiency measures will need strong backing as will policy and planning agendas that support clean energy.  Above all, we must all begin to think and act “green” in our daily lives.


Send comments or questions to dbedt.hcei@hawaii.gov.