Energy Experts Seek Ways to Shrink Petroleum Use for Transportation

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When it comes to meeting the state’s goal of becoming largely energy self-sufficient in the next few decades, “we’re not gonna get too far if we don’t tackle transportation,” says Chris Yunker, head of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s new Energy Systems and Transportation Program.

Two thirds of Hawai`i’s petroleum imports are used for transportation. In 2014, the sector consumed the equivalent of 863 million gallons of gasoline, according to a Transportation Energy Analysis DBEDT released in August.

Unlike the electricity sector, where the state has been exceeding its . . .

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