Ulupono Initiative's statement regarding Hawaiian Electric's goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030

Nov 05, 2021

Ulupono Initiative has released the following media statement regarding Hawaiian Electric’s announcement on Nov. 5, 2021, that it is setting a goal to cut carbon emissions from power generation 70% by 2030.

Statement by Murray Clay, president of Ulupono Initiative:

“Although every sector impacts our path to decarbonization, few are as impactful as the energy sector. Hawaiian Electric’s goal to reduce 70% of its carbon emissions by 2030 demonstrates the utility’s understanding of this reality, its responsibility, and commitment to both national and state decarbonization targets. Ulupono Initiative commends many of the actions described by Hawaiian Electric to achieve this ambitious goal, as they reaffirm opportunities to improve its overall performance while also delivering more ‘climate value’ to its customers and the broader island community through reducing emissions today instead of a decade from now.”  

Link to Hawaiian Electric’s news release.