Hawaii’s push towards renewable transport loses steam as mandate becomes just a promotion towards 100% renewables

April 18, 2017 |

In Hawaii, the state’s Senate Committee on Ways and Means passed a bill seeking to use 100% renewable fuel for transport by 2045 but was changed to remove its mandate, instead seeking to just move the industry in that direction. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and the Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Association felt that 2045 was too soon to require a mandate. Though the bill is intended to promote the use of electrical vehicle, truck traffic is expected to be fueled by biofuels in order to achieve the goals set out to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

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