Greenhouse gases

Supports mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.  (SD1)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                S.D. 1
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[:], giving due consideration to all:
 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)  Reduction, avoidance, or sequestration of greenhouse
14           gas emissions from energy 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;

Page 2                                                     1893
                                     H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
                                                        S.D. 1

 1      (2)  Ensure that the combination of energy supplies and
 2           energy-saving systems [are] is sufficient to support
 3           the 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;
22      (6)  Support research, development, and demonstration of
23           energy efficiency, load management, and other demand-

Page 3                                                     1893
                                     H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
                                                        S.D. 1

 1           side management programs, practices, and technologies;
 2           [and]
 3      (7)  Promote alternate fuels and energy efficiency by
 4           encouraging diversification of transportation modes and
 5           infrastructure[.];
 6      (8)  Support actions that reduce, avoid, or sequester
 7           greenhouse gases in utility, transportation, and
 8           industrial sector applications; and
 9      (9)  Support actions that reduce, avoid, or sequester
10           Hawaii's greenhouse gas emissions through agriculture
11           and forestry initiatives."
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.