THE SENATE

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM

Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair

Senator Bennette E. Misalucha, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Friday, March 19, 2021

TIME:

3:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 224 & Videoconference

 

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To comply with social distancing requirements, only written and videoconference testimony will be accepted.  If you wish to testify via videoconference you must also submit written testimony.

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 111, HD2

      (HSCR724)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Prohibits the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation or storage after 12/31/2045.  Prohibits the Public Utilities Commission from approving cost recovery of any application or proposal for generation or storage facilities that use fossil fuels, with certain exceptions.  Exempts emergency generators.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (HD2)

 

EET, CPN/WAM

HB 561, HD2

      (HSCR729)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the public utilities commission to determine whether analysis of the effect of the State's reliance on fossil fuels is necessary for proceedings involving water, wastewater, or telecommunications providers on an individual basis.  Provides that the analysis is not required for an electric or a gas utility's routine system replacements or determinations that do not pertain to capital improvements or operations.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (HD2)

 

EET, CPN

HB 1333, HD1

      (HSCR788)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Requires the Hawaii state energy office, in consultation with the department of health, to conduct a comprehensive study to determine best practices for disposal and recycling of discarded clean energy products in the State.  Appropriates funds for the study.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (HD1)

 

EET, WAM

 

 

 

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Glenn Wakai

Chair