Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit. Green landscapes surrounded by blue waters used to come to mind when I thought of Hawaii, until now. Now the ambitious goals of Governor Linda Lingle and the Hawaiian Electric Company pop into my head. In the hopes of making Hawaii a clean, renewable energy model for the rest of us they hope to generate 70% of their energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. They will also ban new coal plants, convert existing fossil fuel plants to biofuel, and add windfarms on the smaller islands. If you're one of the lucky residents who reside in this beautiful state, then start looking forward to incentives for buying solar panels and an electric vehicle. I can't wait to see where they are at in 2015. Good luck in accomplishing such a large goal Hawaii!