Hawai‘i is showing the world that we can advance policies that protect our beautiful planet, further our clean energy, and climate goals, boost the economy, and help communities thrive. Our Power Forward initiative uses the power of storytelling to shift norms and create a culture for change by sharing Hawai‘i’s story and inspiring action beyond our shores. Telling Hawai‘i’s story will help others write their own.
Hawai‘i’s clean energy transition is showing how bold energy policy—such as our first-in-the-nation 100% renewable energy law, performance-based regulation, and innovative green financing options—can shift what is possible locally and globally. We have also encountered policy roadblocks and are learning instructive lessons about community participation in project siting, balancing land-use priorities, and ensuring affordability that can help inform policymaking in other places.