Hawaii

What the Reopening of the Puna Geothermal Plant Means for Hawai‘i

Puna Geothermal Venture facility, Hawai‘i’s only geothermal plant, is reopening on the Big Island following two years of closure. As the most petroleum-dependent state in the nation, Hawai‘i is dedicated to phasing out fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy...

SCPN Spotlight: Anukriti Hittle and Climate Action in Hawaii

All across the country, members of our State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

Connecting Past to Present: Confronting Environmental Racism and Social Injustice in Hawaii

“Hawaii is not a project. It’s our home and we love our home.” This statement made by renowned storyteller and CEO of the Oahu Economic Development Board, Pono Shim, sums up the stewardship mentality deeply rooted in the cultural ideals of...

Hawaii Carbon Pricing Bill Passes Senate (Again)

A carbon pollution pricing bill in Hawaii passed the Senate for the second year in a row. The bill (SB 3150) passed last week by a 23–2 vote, with four Senators voting in favor but with reservations.  SB 3150 reconfigures the...

How Carbon Pricing in Hawaii Could Become Law this Session (and how you can help)

A carbon pollution pricing bill (Senate Bill 3150) that is widely supported by key legislators and executive officials, is on the move in Hawaii. The bill, which initially prices carbon at $40 per ton, will generate millions in revenue for...

Webinar Recap: Governors Leading the way on Climate Action

Within the current political climate, which has been characterized by a lack of federal leadership on environmental and climate policy in the face of severe need for action, we have seen state governments step up to take the lead. The...

Hawaii’s Carbon Pricing Bill Passes Senate with Unanimous Support

For the first time in Hawaii’s history, a carbon pricing bill has passed through one of its legislative chambers. On Tuesday, March 5th, “An Act Relating to Taxation” (Senate Bill 1463), introduced by Sen. Karl Rhoads and six others, unanimously...

Will Hawaii be the first state to price carbon?

In 1959, Hawaii became the 50th and last state to join the United States. Almost sixty years later, it’s emerged as one of the nation’s most progressive and forward-thinking states, known for its many legislative firsts. Hawaii was the first...