Governor of Hawaii has called for enhanced renewable energy development
in his state. In discussion with a local radio station, Governor
David Y. Ige, who is in his second term, said that photovalic solar would
not be sufficient to allow the state to achieve 100% renewable energy by
2045, which is Hawaii’s goal.
There is, according
to the governor, extensive support for more renewable energy, although
marine-based options such as wave and offshore wind technology are considered
less attractive locally. However, he believes these need to be explored
as there is not enough land for photovalic technology alone to meet the
There are currently
three unsolicited proposals for floating wind off Hawaii and two potential
lease zones which have received interest. However, conflicts with military
seabed stakeholders have led to uncertainty around any timetable for offshore
energy activity in Hawaii.
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