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DBEDT Releases 2015 Energy Report

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The state says there’s been some significant progress on the road to Hawai‘i’s clean energy objectives.

The Hawai‘i State Energy Office released its Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report for 2015.  The report outlines the State’s current energy policies in accordance with the goal to reach 100% renewable energy by 2045.

Since establishing the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative in 2008- the state has significantly increased its renewable energy portfolio.  Renewable energy accounted for 21.1% of utility electricity sales in last year - up from 9.4% when the initiative was created in 2008.  Over the same period the amount of electricity saved from efficiency measures under the energy efficiency portfolio standard increased to 1,575 gigawatt-hours from 870 gigawatt-hours.

The report also touches on changing trends in transportation, housing and technology and their relationship to clean energy.  Mark Glick is an administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office.  He say’s Hawai‘i is becoming a great example of sustainable energy.

The complete report can be seen at energy.hawai‘i.gov

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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