Green Energy: Hawaii Gives Lots of Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires, Lags in Help to Low Income Residents
SA: … Spending on energy efficiency was led by Vermont at $102 per capita. Hawaii’s per capita spending was $14.55, which ranked 31st. Alaska, Kansas and North Dakota spent nothing, the report said.
There were a few areas in ACEEE’s criteria where Hawaii scored no points. This included energy efficiency programs for low-income residents, requiring minimum energy efficiency levels for new appliances and rating new homes for energy efficiency.
The report said only 11 percent of new homes in Hawaii were rated, which was below the minimum 14 percent needed to earn a score. In Arizona, 54 percent of new homes were rated, the report said.
Kealoha said the reason Hawaii missed out on points for low-income resident energy efficiency programs is because programs that do serve low-income populations do not verify incomes….
SA: Editorial: Hawaii could do better on energy
read … Hawaii ranked 16th in energy policy
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HAWAII 2018 STATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCORECARD
From ACEEE, October, 2018
Hawaii ranked 16th in the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, falling one position compared to 2017. The state earned 23 points out of a possible 50, the same number as last year.
Hawaii continues to achieve high levels of savings guided by the state’s Clean Energy Initiative and goals to reduce consumption 30% by 2030 through efficiency measures. Hawaii initiated a successful large-scale benchmarking project in recent years, developing a database of hundreds of state facilities in order to target opportunities to finance efficiency improvements. The state leads the country in government energy performance contracting and offers low-interest loan options for energy efficiency to residential and commercial customers through its Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.
(GEMS is a plus for Hawaii? Wow. Just wow.)
read … 2018 STATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCORECARD
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