By [email protected] The state of Hawaii instituted a mandate that 30 percent of electricity generation must come from renewable sources as of 2020. But the state’s utilities have already exceeded that figure as they move toward a completely clean energy system.
Hawaiian Electric, the state’s largest utility, reported this month that its 2020 generation mix reached 34.5 percent renewable across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui. Renewable production rose 13 percent from 2019.
That growth coincided with lower demand stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, which meant the denominator of the market-share fraction was smaller than normal. But even if consumption patterns had been the same
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