Hawai'i's Energy Crisis & Future

Hawaii is the most oil dependent and energy insecure state in the union. We rely on imported fossil fuels for over 90% of our energy needs, and pay the highest electricity rates in the USA. In fact, over $5 billion in energy costs leave Hawaii every year. Alternative resources will keep more of that money here in our communities.

But Hawaii is also rich in alternative energy resources: wind, solar, ocean thermal conversion, biofuels, and above all, geothermal. GEOTHERMAL--clean, reliable, affordable, firm base-load energy—is key to Hawaii's sustainable energy mix.

IDG believes we need a whole new collaborative approach to energy independence: meaningful policy changes, committed long-term investors, real cultural protections and equitably shared benefits. Learn More...