THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            12
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

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



 1        WHEREAS, the Million Solar Roofs Initiative is a federal
 2   drive to have solar energy systems installed on one million
 3   U.S. buildings by 2010; and
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 5        WHEREAS, a goal of this initiative is the reduction of
 6   greenhouse gases and other emissions using clean energy from
 7   the sun; and
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 9        WHEREAS, the Million Solar Roofs Initiative brings
10   together the capabilities of the federal government with key
11   national businesses and organizations and focuses them on
12   building a strong market for solar energy applications on
13   buildings; and
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15        WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii's energy policy promotes
16   energy self-sufficiency; and 
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18        WHEREAS, the Million Solar Roofs Initiative welcomes state
19   and local partnerships which bring together business,
20   government, and community organizations with a commitment to
21   install solar energy systems; and
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23        WHEREAS, the Million Solar Roofs Initiative, coordinated
24   by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides:
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26        (1)  Assistance in accessing low-cost loans, buy-down
27             grants, and other financial assistance;
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29        (2)  Training, technical assistance, and information;
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31        (3)  Recognition and support on a national, regional, and
32             local basis; and
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34        (4)  Linkage with solar energy businesses, association,
35             and related industries; 
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37   and
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 1        WHEREAS, the Million Solar Roofs Initiative has inspired
 2   state and local organizations in Hawaii to marshal our own
 3   resources and combine them with assistance provided by the
 4   Initiative; and
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 6        WHEREAS, the legislature recognizes this Initiative as
 7   synergistic with the State of Hawaii's energy policy; now,
 8   therefore,
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10        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
11   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, the House of
12   Representatives concurring, that the efforts of federal, state,
13   and local entities actively engaged in the Million Solar Roofs
14   Initiative be supported; and
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16        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Concurrent
17   Resolution be transmitted to the Hawaii Million Solar Roofs
18   Coalition, the Governor, the Public Utilities Commission, the
19   Mayors of all counties, and all County Councils.
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