In the ride to the Honolulu Airport, you can look out to the north over a sea of residential roof tops, each sporting their own pair of solar panels. Most appeared to be the black box solar water heater types, but a few reflected in a photovoltaic sense.
Googling a Hawaiian Solar legislation, I found a few interesting links (here and here and here) that show the Island State of Hawaii is taking global warming seriously. A 3 foot rise in water levels would submerge most of the beach front around every island and displace people and businesses, so they are trying to lead by example.
Red State Republicans and short sighted me-first fundamentalists will do their best to burn extra fossil fuels, offsetting any energy conservation savings the 50th state is able to muster.
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