Credit: DBEDT
Credit: DBEDT

Slow Acceleration

In many respects, Hawai‘i is racing toward its renewable energy targets. But pulling up the rear, poking along at a Model-T pace, is the state’s progress in reducing petroleum use in the transportation sector.

The disappointments in this area are highlighted in the top cover article, which reports on presentations at the state’s recent summit on energy and resilience. The second cover also focuses on presentations – made this time at the annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference.

This month, Environment Hawai‘i launches our annual fall fundraising appeal. Watch for it in your mail or, if you are a virtual subscriber, learn more on our home page. Please keep in mind that we rely on donations for a third of our total operating budget, and our fall campaign is our major source of gifts.