Greenhouse gases

Supports mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

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TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Section 226-18, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended as follows:
 3      1.  By amending subsection (a) to read:
 4      "(a)  Planning for the State's facility systems with regard
 5 to energy shall be directed [towards] toward the achievement of
 6 the following objectives:
 7      (1)  Dependable, efficient, and economical statewide energy
 8           systems capable of supporting the needs of the people;
 9      (2)  Increased energy self-sufficiency where the ratio of
10           indigenous to imported energy use is increased; [and]
11      (3)  Greater energy security in the face of threats to
12           Hawaii's energy supplies and systems[.]; and
13      (4)  Minimization of greenhouse gas emissions from energy
14           supply and use."
15      2.  By amending subsection (c) to read:
16      "(c)  To further achieve the energy objectives, it shall be
17 the policy of this State to:
18      (1)  Support research and development as well as promote the
19           use of renewable energy sources;

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 1      (2)  Ensure that the combination of energy supplies and
 2           energy-saving systems are sufficient to support the
 3           demands of growth;
 4      (3)  Base decisions of least-cost supply-side and
 5           demand-side energy resource options on a comparison of
 6           their total costs and benefits when a least-cost is
 7           determined by a reasonably comprehensive, quantitative,
 8           and qualitative accounting of their long-term, direct
 9           and indirect economic, environmental, social, cultural,
10           and public health costs and benefits;
11      (4)  Promote all cost-effective conservation of power and
12           fuel supplies through measures including:
13           (A)  Development of cost-effective demand-side
14                management programs;
15           (B)  Education; and
16           (C)  Adoption of energy-efficient practices and
17                technologies;
18      (5)  Ensure to the extent that new supply-side resources are
19           needed, the development or expansion of energy systems
20           utilizes the least-cost energy supply option and
21           maximizes efficient technologies;

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 1      (6)  Support research, development, and demonstration of
 2           energy efficiency, load management, and other demand-
 3           side management programs, practices, and technologies;
 4           [and]
 5      (7)  Promote alternate fuels and energy efficiency by
 6           encouraging diversification of transportation modes and
 7           infrastructure[.];
 8      (8)  Support actions that reduce greenhouse gases from
 9           combustion sources; and
10      (9)  Support actions that mitigate Hawaii's greenhouse gas
11           emissions through agriculture and forestry."
12      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
13 New statutory material is underscored.
14      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
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