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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.C.R. NO.            H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  URGING THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FEDERAL
    MILLION SOLAR ROOFS INITIATIVE.



 1        WHEREAS, the Million Solar Roofs Initiative (Initiative)
 2   is a federal drive to have solar energy systems installed on
 3   one million United States buildings by 2010; and
 4   
 5        WHEREAS, a goal of this Initiative is the reduction of
 6   greenhouse gases and other emissions by using clean energy from
 7   the sun; and
 8   
 9        WHEREAS, the Initiative brings together the capabilities
10   of the federal government with key national businesses and
11   organizations and focuses them on building a strong market for
12   solar energy applications on buildings; and
13   
14        WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii's energy policy promotes
15   energy self-sufficiency; and 
16   
17        WHEREAS, the Initiative welcomes state and local
18   partnerships, which bring together business, government, and
19   community organizations with a commitment to install solar
20   energy systems; and
21   
22        WHEREAS, the Initiative, coordinated by the United States
23   Department of Energy, provides:
24   
25        (1)  Assistance in accessing low-cost loans, buy-down
26             grants, and other financial assistance;
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28        (2)  Training, technical assistance, and information;
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30        (3)  Recognition and support on a national, regional, and
31             local basis; and
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33        (4)  Linkage with solar energy businesses, association,
34             and related industries; 
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36   and

 
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 1        WHEREAS, the Initiative has inspired state and local
 2   organizations in Hawaii to marshal their own resources and
 3   combine them with assistance provided by the Initiative; and
 4   
 5        WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes this Initiative as
 6   synergistic with the State of Hawaii's energy policy; now,
 7   therefore,
 8   
 9        BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
10   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
11   of 1999, the Senate concurring, that the efforts of federal,
12   state, and local entities actively engaged in the Million Solar
13   Roofs Initiative be supported; and
14   
15        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this
16   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Hawaii Million
17   Solar Roofs Coalition, the Governor, the Chair of the Public
18   Utilities Commission, the Mayors of the counties, and all
19   members of the County Councils.