Maui could get virtually all its power from renewable sources by 2020

Maui wind turbines
Wind turbines on Maui, Dec. 2006.

Wind, solar, hydro, biogas from waste, and their as-yet-untapped geothermal resources are the reasons why.

But the group’s top recommendation was to look for more ways to conserve energy.

“A megawatt saved is always going to be cheaper than a megawatt installed,” he said.


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  1. You reported once on a study showing that 50% of the energy we generate never leaves the generating facility. Of the energy we use, 40-50% gets used inefficiently and/or unneccesarily. That’s 3/4 of our energy going to waste. The possibilities for conservation would seem to be enormous!

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