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Hawaiian Lawmakers Say “Aloha” to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2045

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on May 14, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Originally published on Good by Rafi Schwartz on May 13, 2015.

The green energy revolution is in full swing. Look around and you’ll see entire cities—and even countries—committing themselves to renewable power in the coming decades. Advances in wind, solar, and even wave power technology have inspired communities to explore the process of weaning themselves off fossil fuels in favor of more ecologically sound sources of energy. And while the renewable power industry (or, industries, as the case may be) is still very much in flux as a whole, the continued momentum toward the adoption of green tech has moved the dream of environmentally friendly energy policy away from “wishful fantasy,” and well towards “plausible inevitability.”

Jumping to the fore of the green energy movement is Hawaii, where recently passed legislation has set the ball rolling for that state to become the first in the country to run on 100 percent renewable energy.

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