State on target to beat 2020 greenhouse gas emissions goal

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
Some 24,000 solar panels have been installed throughout the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, including the Central Concourse in Terminal 2.

Some 24,000 solar panels have been installed throughout the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, including the Central Concourse in Terminal 2.

Hawai‘i is on target to meet the state’s goal established by the Legislature 12 years ago to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to equal to or below 1990 levels. That’s the good news from a recent report prepared for the state Department of Health (DOH). “We know that bending the curve of emissions down by 2020 gives the world the best opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change,” said Governor Ige.

DOH director Dr. Bruce Anderson added, “Hawai‘i is on the right path, but we must continue to stay on track.  Everyone must do their part to continue these efforts.”

The report tracked data on greenhouse gas emissions, primarily carbon dioxide from energy, transportation and industrial sectors as well as the effect of “sinks” that remove CO2 from the atmosphere through reforestation and urban trees.

Read more in the May Capitol Connection newsletter.

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