Total Energy Use

By 2030, decrease the annual quantity of fossil fuels used in Hawai'i.

Hawaii's commitment to a clean energy future requires that we reduce our fossil fuel use. In 2008, the state launched the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative and committed to becoming a national and world leader in clean energy. This commitment includes developing and implementing policies, technologies and strategies to increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels, electric transmission and distribution systems, energy storage and alternative fuel vehicles, and other energy efficient transportation options. This indicator tracks Hawaii's progress and whether we are reducing our fossil fuel use to below the 2008 baseline level. In 2012, Hawaii reduced total energy use to 2% below the 2008 baseline. As Hawaii continues to invest in clean energy, this trend should continue to go down.

Total Petroleum Use by Sector (Thousand barrels)

Figure 1. The above graph shows that the majority of our fossil fuel use is for transportation (e.g. fuel for cars and buses) and power/electricity generation (e.g. fossil fuel burned for electricity by the utility). This is followed by industrial, commercial and residential use (e.g. propane gas and diesel).

Source: End-Use Consumption Estimates, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Figure 2. The map to the right displays the total energy consumption, expenditures, production, prices, and emissions data for the Hawaiian Islands. The map is interactive, and users can filter through which data they would like to see coming from each designated power source.
Source: (EIA)
Figure 3. Transcending Oil is an interactive platform that assesses the pace and impact of clean energy deployment in Hawai‘i since the launch of the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative in 2008, and explores potential pathways in the decades to come.

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What You Can Do

Visit the following websites to find out what you can do to reduce your energy use:
Hawaii Energy offers great tips to save energy and money on your electric bill.

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