HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen, Chair

Rep. Lisa Marten, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 18, 2021

TIME:

9:15AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 934

(SSCR682)

Status

RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.

Exempts hydrogen fuels from petroleum product measurement requirements.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 1353, SD1

(SSCR608)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE.

Expands the duties of the Hawaii State Energy Office to include developing opportunities for economic development. Transfers certain duties relating to energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy resilience, and clean transportation related incentives, programs, and goals from the Chief Energy Officer to the Hawaii State Energy Office. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EEP, FIN

SB 932, SD2

(SSCR940)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.

Establishes the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Repeals the building energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Authorizes moneys in the green infrastructure special fund to be used to finance the option to purchase solar energy systems and other clean energy equipment, including the purchase or lease of electric vehicles. Appropriates an unspecified amount out of the clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 920, SD2

(SSCR912)

Status

RELATING TO STATE LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES.

Establishes clean ground transportation goals for state agencies to achieve a one hundred per cent light-duty motor vehicles zero-emission fleet by 12/31/2030. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

SB 987, SD2

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

Proposed HD1: Requires and establishes deadlines for state facilities, except smaller facilities and facilities at Aloha Stadium, to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Directs the Hawaii state energy office to collect utility bill and energy usage data for state-owned buildings and to make the data publicly available. Establishes a goal for the State to achieve at least a twenty-five per cent reduction in the electricity consumption of state facilities. Provides that certain agencies that perform energy efficiency retrofitting may continue to receive a certain amount of appropriations for energy expenditures. Beginning 7/1/2022, requires, where feasible and cost-effective, the design of all new state building construction to maximize energy and water efficiency, maximize energy generation potential, and use building materials that reduce the carbon footprint of the project. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

The proposed HD1 is available on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

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Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Chair