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Officials to discuss greenhouse gas goals

By Staff | Oct 29, 2009

KAHULUI — In 2007, a state law was passed with the intent of mitigating the effects of global warming.

Act 234 calls for the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in Hawaii — caused mostly by fossil fuel-based electricity generation and transportation uses — to be reduced to or below 1990 levels by the year 2020.

A task force was formed to develop cost-effective measures for reaching that goal. 

The public is invited to a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Maui Community College Pilina Building (multipurpose room) to learn about potential work plans being considered by the task force for implementing greenhouse gas reductions.

A final recommendation will be given to the 2010 legislature by the task force. For more information, visit http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/energy/greenhouse/.