The Latest On: Clean Energy
Paul Cort, Director of Right to Zero, Earthjustice: “The need for state investment to accelerate zero-emission vehicle adoption has never been more urgent, nor has the state ever had the means it does today to enact change.”
Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: "HECO should take responsibility for the crisis it's caused and focus on ensuring [the project] realizes its full potential to maximize renewable energy on the grid and minimize Hawai'i's dependence on fossil fuels. Instead, HECO's threatening to pull the plug on the project, put all the risk on ratepayers and the grid, and make us pay for all of it either way."
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: "We're in a climate crisis. We have to stop building gas infrastructure. Climate leadership isn't about incrementalism anymore. We need bold aggressive action to get off fossil fuels and this was a missed opportunity."
Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Office, Earthjustice: “The health benefits will be immense. The way we move goods in this country has got to be electric, for the sake of clean air and a breathable future.”
Matt Vespa, Attorney, Clean Energy Program, Earthjustice: “The 2022 code update is a step in the right direction, but with the health and prosperity of millions of Californians hanging in the balance, we can no longer be satisfied with incremental progress. California is still expanding the gas system more quickly than any other state in the nation, even as the UN this week highlights that that expansion is incompatible with a habitable planet.
Kylie Wager Cruz, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “The commission did all it could do considering the circumstances,”