Why Hawaii Wants Liquefied Natural Gas From the Mainland

By Denver Nicks, TIME. 

The Aloha state needs to say goodbye to its reliance on petrol and coal, but isn't quite ready to say hello to renewables.

The Hawaiian archipelago is among the most isolated places on earth—it’s farther away from a major landmass than any other island chain on the planet. Lacking substantial indigenous fossil fuel resources, any nuclear power sector, or a robust renewables sector, the state is forced to import almost all of the energy it consumes in the form of petroleum and coal, which are easier to transport than other fossil fuels.

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