Hawaii has a long list of issues whirling around its expensive energy situation.

It stems from the fact that Hawaii is home to the U.S.’s most expensive electricity. Since the island state has no reserves of native fossil fuels that it can extract in order to fuel its electricity generation or to refine into ground transportation and jet fuel, it imported 93% of its energy supplies in 2011. Since more than 70% of the state’s electricity comes from oil-fired generation, the cost of retail electricity in Hawaii has closely tracked the price of B...

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