Can Hawaii become the first state to be 100 percent reliant on renewable energy sources for our electricity? If Senate Bill 715 passes, we’ll be on our way. So for our next Civil Cafe, we’re going to explore whether it can really happen.

On Wednesday, April 15 at noon, Civil Beat reporter Nathan Eagle will talk with Sen. Mike Gabbard, Rep. Chris Lee, and Hawaii State Energy Office Administrator Mark Glick about whether that goal is attainable. Eagle will explore how Hawaii has fared in meeting the targets so far, and what obstacles might prevent the state from achieving the overall goal by 2040.

For this event, Civil Beat is taking its show on the road — to the Hawaii State Capitol. So bring your lunch and join us at the Capitol (415 South Beretania St.) in room 414. We’ll provide free soft drinks and water, as well as some cookies for dessert.

It’s free, but RSVP here if you would like to attend.

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