Going green: Electric vehicles, easier charging will drive evolution

February 7, 2021 - To some, it might seem daring to envision a greener, brighter future for Hawaii in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic that has highlighted the fragility of our state’s economy.

But the pandemic has allowed us to hit the reset button on the most critical sectors of Hawaii’s economy. Gov. David Ige is pushing for a pivot to technology — a Hawaii 2.0 as lawmakers convene a new legislative session. On a broader level, President Joe Biden’s administration is ushering in a new age for clean energy that will add jobs and help address climate change.

Hawaii is in a position to show the nation what it means to build back better, creating a diversified economy fueled by innovation and clean energy.

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