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MAYOR HANNEMANN APPLAUDS CITY EPA GRANT
Mayor Hannemann announced today from Washington, D.C. that the City & County of Honolulu has been awarded a grant of nearly half a million dollars from the US Environmental Protection Agency as part of its Climate Showcase Communities Program.
“I’m delighted that the EPA considers our City’s proposal to be one of the most creative and innovative in the country,” Hannemann said. “This Climate Showcase Communities Grant will go a long way toward reducing our dependence on foreign oil, which is a key component of our nationally-recognized 21st Century Ahupuaa City Sustainability Plan.”
The project includes: door-to-door outreach to approximately 7,000 households; the replacement of 20,000-plus incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient CFL/LED light bulbs and the coordination of educational community meetings. During the outreach phase of the project, approximately 300 households will be selected to receive free energy monitors, weatherization kits, and/or energy audits. The project will be documented to quantify results and to allow for the sharing of best practices.
Estimated outcomes include:
GHG Emissions Reductions-3,700 metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent(CO2e) annually
Residential Energy Savings-$660,000 annually
Electricity Use Reduction-2.7 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually
“We are taking a multi-faceted approach to reducing fossil-fuel consumption while promoting the development and use of renewable energy sources,” Hannemann said. “The project is focusing specifically on communities throughout
Hannemann said the next step will be for the City to issue requests for proposals to solicit community partners to implement with the City the Climate Showcase Communities Program.
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