Rollout of Green Energy Loan Program Shows Limited Pool of Beneficiaries

posted in: 2015, March 2015 | 0

When the Hawai`i Legislature passed Senate Bill 1087 in 2013, the bill was hailed as a way to democratize access to energy-saving technology, such as rooftop photovoltaic installations. Nearly two years later, as the program anticipated in the legislation is beginning to take shape, its scope is far more modest and bears little resemblance to the hype.

“It is in the public interest to make cost-effective green infrastructure equipment options accessible and affordable to customers in an equitable way,” the bill stated.

“A green infrastructure financing program administered by the state that capitalizes on existing ratepayer contributions . . .

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