Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel Despite its vast sources of renewable energy, Hawaii is 92 percent dependent upon fossil fuel. That's more than any other state in the country, and environmentalists are trying to raise awareness of the impact.
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Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

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Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

Resource-Rich Hawaii Depends On Fossil Fuel

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Hawaii has more renewable energy — wind, solar and geo-thermal — than any of the 50 states, but Hawaiians are largely unconcerned with environmental issues.

The island state is 92 percent dependent on fossil fuel — more than any other state in the country.

As part of NPR's Climate Connections series, Madeleine Brand takes a look at why Hawaii doesn't have the best record when it comes to environmental issues.