Advocates say incentives like parking and rebates are needed to encourage the use of EVs in Hawaii.
Over the next three years on Oahu alone, HECO expects it will need wind and solar projects with a footprint 29 times the size of Aloha Stadium.
The Kahuku wind farm developer opposed a proposed ban on coal in Hawaii.
Updated: Honolulu police have made more than 160 arrests while assisting with the delivery of wind turbine parts for Na Pua Makani.
Some of those living near the Kahuku wind turbines blame them for an array of annoyances and health ailments.
Honolulu police broke up the protest to allow through trucks carrying sections of turbines to a wind farm project in Kahuku.
A number of new solar and wind projects are needed on Oahu to replace the last coal-fired plant, which is scheduled to close in 2022.
As chief executive officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office, Scott Glenn will play an important role in achieving the state’s renewable energy goals.
Far more residents now have air conditioning to deal with a warming climate. But their increased electrical use makes the problem worse.