FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2020
“While the Hawaii State Energy Office is a staunch supporter of energy efficiency as a means of achieving Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals, the language in HB1846 unfortunately could be challenged in court, potentially costing the state further time and money and detracting from achieving our clean energy goals. Vetoing this bill does not preclude the State leading by example or saving taxpayer dollars. The Energy Office will continue working with agencies to identify opportunities to implement energy efficiency measures that can help advance our clean energy goals and realize immediate savings for the state budget.”
Alan Yonan Jr.
DBEDT State Energy Office