June 04, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Hawaii’s Governor signed a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) into law yesterday that will mandate the State’s electric utilities procure at least 20 percent of their electricity from renewable energy resources like solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, etc. according to reporting from the Associated Press. Percentage-wise, this is one of the largest RPS measures ever passed in the United States. Despite the ambitious effort, the final stages of the process were mired in controversy as key Democratic legislators who worked on the bill were absent from the signing process in a move they say was intended to furnish the Governor with the credit during an election year. For the full story see the following link.