Hawaii Will Soon Get 100% Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

Hawaii is moving forward with a plan that would allow them to get 100% of their electricity from renewable sources;

The state legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk this week that moves the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) up to 100 percent by 2045 — which means that all electricity provided by the electric companies will have to come from renewable sources like solar and wind. Nationwide, electricity generation makes up about a third of all carbon emissions.

Solar plays a big part in this, with one in eight homes equipped with rooftop solar, and ten percent of the states overall electricity coming from it.

Of course, these moves towards renewable energy haven't been without their hiccups, with some consumers becoming frustrated with State Utilities dragging their feet on solar integration, storage, and billing.

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