Thursday, December 29, 2016

USA: Hawaii has Over 7,000 Gigawatt Hours of Geothermal Energy Potential

State’s Clean Energy Progress Outlined In DBEDT Report (Hawaii State Energy Office)

Geothermal energy could satisfy the demand for all power on Maui and the Big Island

Maui and Hawaii (Big Island) has over 7,000 Gigawatt Hours of Geothermal Energy Potential
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has released its 2016 Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report, which highlights the policies and activities that have advanced the state approximately a quarter of the way toward its target of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

The report details the state’s progress toward meeting its goals of energy self-sufficiency, economic growth and carbon reduction. At the heart of this effort is the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), which brings together stakeholders and provides a framework for realizing the goals through various clean energy programs, regulatory advancements, industry partnerships and policies.

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