Energy Issues Take Center Stage Among Legislative Initiatives in 2006

June 2006
Environment Hawai'i;Jun2006, Vol. 16 Issue 12, p1
This article discusses legislative bills on energy and the environment in Hawaii in 2006. An emergency appropriations bill was passed to cover electric expenditures of the University of Hawai'i and public buildings. House Bill 2175 is intended to reduce the state's dependence on fossil fuels. Provisions of 2175 include the issuance of school bonds to place photovoltaic panels on a minimum of one school in every country and a requirement on administrative agencies to practice energy efficiency in the design and construction of buildings. Senate Bill 2975 provides for an extension of tax credits for renewable energy development projects.


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