Hawaii Clean Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the State of Hawaii have established a long‐term partnership to transform the way in which renewable energy and energy efficiency resources are planned and used in the state. In 2010, DOE announced its intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA) with the State as a joint lead for wind energy development under the Hawaii Interisland Renewable Energy Program. In response to public comments, as well as regulatory and policy developments, DOE has broadened the scope of the analysis to now include energy efficiency, distributed renewables, utility‐scale renewables, alternative transportation fuels and modes, and electrical transmission and distribution.
The Hawaii Clean Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) analyzes, at a programmatic level, the potential environmental impacts of clean energy activities and technologies in the following clean energy categories: (1) Energy Efficiency, (2) Distributed Renewables, (3) Utility-Scale Renewables, (4) Alternative Transportation Fuels and Modes, and (5) Electrical Transmission and Distribution.