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The Role of Renewables in Hawaii's Energy Future

Abstract:
Hawaii is extremely vulnerable to disruptions in the world oil market. Over 90 percent of the state's energy comes from imported petroleum, most of which comes from foreign sources. Petroleum also has an indirect impact because of the large role tourism plays in the Hawaiian economy.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Modeling – Forecasting and Market Analysis; Renewables – Policy and Regulation

JEL Codes:
D4 -
Q52 - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects

Keywords: Renewable energy, Hawaii, Imported oil, Islands

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol4-No2-9


Published in Volume 4, Number 2 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.