HB 2182 (HB 2182)
HB 2182 bill does two important things. First, it updates Hawaii's Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative to legally establish a mitigation goal of statewide carbon neutrality as soon as possible, but no later than 2045, and directs all state agencies and departments to plan for this and incorporate into their decision-making.This ties together Hawaii's existing efforts toward a 100% RPS by 2045 in the electricity sector, the existing statewide commitment to zero emissions ground transportation by 2045, and expands carbon sequestration to fill the remaining gaps and zero out carbon emissions to create the nation's first truly clean economy. Secondly, it formally establishes a greenhouse gas sequestration task force to double down on carbon sequestration efforts and move forward.
Act 33, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017
Representative Chris Lee
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