While Protesters Block Mauna Kea, Ige in DC touting 7 solar farms blocked by HECO, PUC
PBN: Hawaii Gov. David Ige voiced his support on the national stage for the seven major solar energy farms being planned across Oahu that were put on hold by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission....
Ige, who has an electrical engineering background and studied renewable energy for a short time after getting his degree, said Tuesday at The Washington Post’s “Powering Cities” event that these projects will reduce energy costs for consumers.
“All [of these projects] will generate energy below what we pay to generate energy using oil,” he said. (Except for one problem--they aren't going to be built.)
An eighth project — SunEdison’s 20-megawatt solar farm in Central Oahu — was struck down by the PUC, mainly because the California-based company changed the configuration of the project....
June 6, 2015: PUC: HECO Sabotages Seven Big Solar Projects on Behalf of NextEra
read ... Its all fake
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GOVERNOR IGE ON NATIONAL STAGE AT WASHINGTON POST ENERGY FORUM
News Release from Office of the Governor, June 24, 2015
Honolulu — Governor Ige joined elected officials and business leaders from across the country on Tuesday for The Washington Post’s “Powering Cities” forum, in which Ige was a key speaker.
Gov. Ige discussed Hawai‘i’s commitment to clean energy, having signed Act 097 into law this month, making Hawai‘i the first state in the nation to set a 100 percent renewable energy standard – generating 100 percent of its electricity sales from renewable energy resources — by 2045.
“Our energy costs are the highest in the country. We pay 37 cents per kilowatt hour, a lot more than anyone else (in the nation),” Gov. Ige said. “The challenge is storage. It’s about how we will be able to generate the power from the renewables when it’s available, store it and be able to deliver it to the customer when they want to use it in a reliable and safe fashion.”
“The technology we need (for 100 percent renewable power) exists today, but it hasn’t been produced at utility scale,” said Gov. Ige.
Powering Cities is part of The Washington Post’s America Answers series, highlighting innovative ideas from cities, states and businesses outside the Beltway.
Here is a link to the Governor’s segment: https://youtu.be/LKN_1OdE7jQ