Environment: Cooking with Bagasse

Hawaii aims for energy self-sufficiency in the 21st century

The Arab oil embargo of 1973-74 gave Hawaii a frightening lesson in the vulnerability of its energy lifelines: the islands rely almost entirely on outside oil for fuel. Last year they used more than 45 million bbl., or $1.5 billion worth, nearly two-thirds of it from foreign sources. "Hawaii is more dependent on imported oil than any other state," says Kent Keith, deputy director of Hawaii's department of planning and economic development. But Keith points out: "Our potential for energy self-sufficiency may also be greater...

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