The purpose of this bill is to require PUC, in exercising its authority and duties, to consider costs and benefits of diverse fossil fuel portfolio and of maximizing efficiency of all electric utility assets to lower and stabilize the cost of electricity, without subverting obligation of electric utilities to meet renewable portfolio standards.

Could distract PUC from concentrating on how to end use of expensive, imported fossil fuels that do not contribute to clean energy innovation. The bill also incorrectly assumes Hawaii would need to obtain 60 percent of power from fossil fuel sources in 2030.

Contact: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov  excerpt from Capitol TV

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