For Immediate Release: Aug. 15, 2019
HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has launched a new online Energy Dashboard that features 26 charts providing Hawaii-specific energy and transportation data that will support sound decision-making as Hawaii moves forward with its clean energy transformation.
In addition, HSEO released its 2019 edition of Hawaii Energy Facts & Figures publication and completed updates to its Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Directory.
The Energy Dashboard, created jointly with the Research & Economic Analysis Division (READ) of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), provides Hawaii-specific data under four main categories: efficiency, electricity, transportation, and economy/environment. The Dashboard is intended to inform all stakeholders, including private industry, regulatory agencies, and consumers.
“Good policy decisions depend on good information, especially when the issues are as complex as ensuring a clean energy future for our state,” said Gov. David Ige. “These new tools provide the accurate, easily accessible and understandable information needed to achieve Hawaii’s clean energy transformation.”
The Dashboard includes data sets pertaining to the pricing and consumption of electricity and fuel, energy sources, transportation means and carbon dioxide emissions, The Dashboard was built as a dynamic resource that can be updated regularly. HSEO and READ plan to enhance and expand the tool by adding new charts, including ones relating to Hawaii’s renewable energy production.
HSEO’s Hawaii Energy Facts & Figures, updated annually, provides a detailed look at Hawaii’s energy ecosystem and the programs and initiatives contributing to meet the state’s clean energy goals. The 49-page publication includes updates on energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy systems and planning, and clean transportation.
The Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Directory is an interactive online map that identifies all existing and proposed large-scale renewable energy projects throughout Hawaii. It currently lists 75 operational projects and 39 projects proposed or under development. The Directory is updated on a regular basis as needed.
“Decision-makers need access to accurate, timely data in order to pursue the policies and actions that will help Hawaii break its dependence on fossil fuel,” said DBEDT Director Mike McCartney. “These tools developed by the Hawaii State Energy Office ensure that all stakeholders will have the best information possible as they tackle the challenges ahead.”
About the Hawaii State Energy Office
The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is an attached agency of the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. HSEO is committed to developing and deploying high impact solutions that will maximize Hawai‘i’s renewable energy resources and improve efficiency and transportation standards. Through effective policies and innovative programs, HSEO has positioned Hawai‘i as a leader in clean energy innovation, which will generate quality jobs, attract investment opportunities and accelerate economic growth. For more information, visit energy.hawaii.gov.
About the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
DBEDT is Hawai‘i’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. DBEDT’s mission is to achieve a Hawai‘i economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawai‘i ’s citizens. Through its attached agencies, the department fosters planned community development, creates affordable workforce housing units in high-quality living environments, and promotes innovation sector job growth.
Alan Yonan Jr.
Hawaii State Energy Office