Bill Text: HI SB2547 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating To Renewable Energy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-27 - The committee on WAM deferred the measure. [SB2547 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2020-SB2547-Introduced.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2547

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2020

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to renewable energy.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  (a)  The Hawaii natural energy institute of the University of Hawaii shall conduct a feasibility study on the State's ability to achieve its goal of producing one hundred per cent of the state's electricity from renewable energy sources by December 31, 2045; provided that if the current renewable energy standards are not achievable, the study shall determine an estimate of what percentage is realistically achievable by December 31, 2045.

     (b)  The Hawaii natural energy institute shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2021.

     SECTION 2.  There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the purposes of this Act.

     The sum appropriated shall be expended by the University of Hawaii for the purposes of this Act.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2020.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Renewable Energy Goals; Hawaii Natural Energy Institute; Feasibility Study; Appropriation

 

Description:

Requires and appropriates funds for the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to conduct a feasibility study on the State's ability to achieve its renewable energy goals by 2045.

 

 

 

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