I am pleased to report that this afternoon Rep. Denny Coffman scheduled HB 1520 to be heard tomorrow, April 28, at 3:20 pm in room 225 at the Capitol. We commend him for his willingness to not give up on a measure that he recognizes is a critical policy for accelerating Hawaii's transition to clean energy. Households across the state will look forward to having clean power at home and enjoying the energy and cost savings afforded by on-bill financing, especially as the price of oil continues to pinch our wallets. He had a choice, and his action demonstrates his level of commitment to energy security and sustainability for Hawaii.
The journey of this bill, from life to death to resurrection, has been down a long and bumpy road. It would not have happened without the support of all of Blue Planet's friends and friends of friends who want to end Hawaii's dependence on foreign oil. Thank you all so much for speaking up, for taking action at a critical time, and for telling our legislators how much this bill will benefit Hawaii residents.
More to come tomorrow. Keeping our (cramped) fingers crossed!