21 Jun '11, 5pm

Moving Hawaii From Energy Disaster to Energy Miracle: Cue warm tropical breezes, the sound of waves lapping th...

Moving Hawaii From Energy Disaster to Energy Miracle: Cue warm tropical breezes, the sound of waves lapping th...

Cue warm tropical breezes, the sound of waves lapping the shore, the scent of exotic flowers tickling your nose. You're in Hawaii and you're high on the Aloha spirit. Now open up your utility bill and cue Alfred Hitchcock Psycho shower noises . Hawaii has the nation's highest electricity prices . (The statewide average is in the $0.36 per kilowatt-hour range according to Ted Peck, Hawaii's former State Energy Administrator.) Worse yet, realize that 75 percent of the island's electrical power comes from oil that's imported from non-U.S. sources and poses a oil spill risk that would destroy the island's ecosystem and economy in one not-so-unimaginable disaster. The island is 90 percent dependent on fossil fuels and 7.5 percent of the islands' $63 billion GDP is spent on fuel and 10 percent is spent on food. I met with a team that wants to do something about that. Not only th...

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