Aloha! Hawaii’s most important economic enterprise is developing a clean energy economy for Hawaii. Spurred by the state’s goal to achieve 70% clean energy by 2030 – we are not only building investment in Hawaii’s economy, but also helping to keep a substantial amount of the $4 billion spent annually on imported oil within the state.
The role of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Hawaii State Energy Office is to provide a catalyst through investment, policy, and regulatory frameworks that enable the development of clean energy businesses, projects and the growth of new jobs for Hawaii.
The State of Hawaii is presenting a bold energy efficiency plan at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting in Chicago. Hosted by President Bill Clinton, the annual event focuses on identifying solutions that promote economic recovery in the United States. The state’s “Commitment to Action” plan presented at the CGI America meeting will outline specific and measurable steps to more than double energy efficiency in state and county buildings and further stimulate the clean energy industry. “This is a great opportunity for Hawaii to share our path to energy self-sufficiency and a clean energy economy, while also learning what others are doing to solve their energy issues,” said Hawaii State Energy Administrator Mark Glick, who is attending the meeting as part of the CGI America Renewable and Distributed Energy Working Group.
To learn more about CGI America, visit cgiamerica.org
We invite you to participate in our FREE Energy Efficiency Financing Workshops to learn about:
- Low interest financing
- How Energy Performance Contracting can guarantee savings
- How energy rebates and incentives can lower the cost of your energy efficiency projects
- Off-balance sheet financing
- June 18, 2013 at the Ala Moana Hotel
- June 19, 2013 at the Ala Moana Hotel
- June 21, 2013 at the Maui Beach Hotel