Tuesday, December 15, 2015

USA, Hawaii: Geothermal Provides Over 12% of State's Renewable Energy

Hawaii continues to make progress on its renewable energy goal, report says (Pacific Business News)

Hawaii is a little more than a fifth of the way — 21.1 percent — to its new landmark goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, according to the 2015 Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report.

The state’s previous target of 15 percent was surpassed two years early, in 2013, and in 2014, the figure increased to 21.1 percent.

In terms of resources, wind led the way by supplying 29.1 percent of the total renewable resource pie in 2014, followed by rooftop solar photovoltaics (27.3 percent), biomass (21.7 percent), geothermal (12.3 percent), hydroelectric (4.3 percent), commercial solar (3.4 percent) and biofuels (1.9 percent).

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