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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 7163 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
KIUC Paying $3.2 Million to Co-op Members
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 4028 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...“We had excellent financial results in 2017, which allows us to exercise one of the fundamental benefits of being a not-for-profit cooperative that is owned by the members it serves,” stated Allan Smith, Chairman of the KIUC Board of Directors....

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Friday, July 6, 2018
After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 4996 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...and this was before the geothermal plant was overrun by lava....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
PUC Orders $107M Hawaii Electric Rate CUT--Thanks to President Donald J Trump
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 5247 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This rate decrease reflects the impacts of the recently enacted federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
SNOPES: Did Fracking Cause Volcanic Activity on Hawaii’s Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 5946 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Fracking does not take place on Hawaii’s Big Island, but that is far from the only problem with this absurd conspiracy theory….

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
UHERO: Wind and Solar will Drive up Electric Rates a Lot More
By UHERO @ 3:06 AM :: 4847 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...the variability of solar and wind power makes the system-wide costs grow considerably as their share of the power mix rises....

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
PUC: Geothermal Shutdown Means Higher Rates, Dirtier Air
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 5729 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... PUC Plan: More solar and energy efficiency programs ....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
PUC seeks public comment on Electric Vehicle road map
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 4119 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

... 5 ways to transfer more of your money to Elon Musk ....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wind Farms Request Permission to Kill More Bats, Petrels, and Nene
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 4769 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Public meetings: The three public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Community Discussion on Electric Utility Regulatory Models
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 2928 Views :: Energy

...As directed by the Hawaii State Legislature, the Department of Business, Economic Development and  Tourism (DBEDT) is conducting a study on alternative electric utility and regulatory models in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 5713 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...Net zero does not mean zero. Hawaii can cause a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions and call it net zero....

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Sunday, June 3, 2018
After Decades of Hysteria--Lava Covers Geothermal Well-AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 4485 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Lava Covers Four Corners, Hundreds of Homes Cut off
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 11324 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are isolated due to lava inundation of Beach Road at Four Corners....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Who is Driving Electric Vehicles in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 9:42 PM :: 5042 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...An analysis of factors that affect EV adoption in Hawaii....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
BLNR Approves Another Windfarm for Kahuku
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 3699 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...BLNR has given the greenlight to Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings LLC’s Na Pua Makani Power Partners LLC’s plans to build a 25-megawatt wind farm near Kahuku....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 4043 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Dynamic pricing = 'Voluntary' rolling blackouts or brownouts.  You agree to use at certain hours and not at others ....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
GEM$ Launches On-Bill Financing for Solar
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 3949 Views :: Energy

...money can be transferred directly from your electric bill to needy Silicon Valley billionaires....

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Hawaii Electric Utilities Get Prize for Giving Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 4722 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Largely due to the Tesla solar-plus-storage facility that opened in March 2017, KIUC added 415.3 watts of storage per customer in 2017, more than eight times as much storage as second place honoree Tucson Electric Power....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 6259 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
On Holiest Day, Hawaiian Electric Renews Pledge of Obedience to Eco Religion
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 4556 Views :: Energy, Environment

...this can only mean one thing--more rate hikes coming....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 9342 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Honolulu Among U.S. Solar Leading Cities in New Report
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 3634 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Each year, the survey ranks nearly 70 of the nation’s major cities by megawatts of solar energy....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
HECO Plans to Transfer More of Your Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 3520 Views :: Energy

...Broad economic, environmental benefits described in electrification of transportation 'roadmap'....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Rate Hikes Coming: Ige Names Green Energy Maven to PUC
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 3282 Views :: Energy

...your green is burned to create their energy....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Taxpayers and Ratepayers Forced to Fund HECO Flywheel Scheme
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 5045 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Notice that they never mention the Cost?....

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
KIUC Board Election Results
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 4505 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Newly-elected director Janet L. Kass will join incumbent directors David Iha and Teofilo Phil Tacbian who have been re-elected....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Oahu LED Street Light Conversion Project set to begin
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 6205 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...converting approximately 53,500 city-owned street lights to more energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights....

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Russia Behind Protests Against Dakota Access Pipeline
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 6110 Views :: Energy, GMOs

...tag-team efforts of Russian trolls and ‘keep it in the ground’ activists....

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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Auditor: Hawaii PUC Another Tech Disaster in the Making
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:17 AM :: 5239 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...the PUC’s $2.8 million Document Management System (DMS) is almost universally considered by management and staff to be difficult to use, unreliable, slow, and obsolete, with staff developing elaborate workarounds to accommodate for the system’s shortcomings. Yet the PUC has no firm plans to fix or replace this problematic system....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 12:35 PM :: 5400 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but due to low consumption, expenditures are 'only' 4th highest in the USA....

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hawaiian Electric Companies Claims 27% Renewable for 2017
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 4116 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Meanwhile: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08....

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hawaiian Electric: $36M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 4414 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...The bill impact of the interim rate is expected to be reduced by the application of anticipated corporate tax savings that are the result of the new federal tax law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018....

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Friday, February 9, 2018
Will Indonesia's new shipping law impact Hawaii coal imports?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:06 PM :: 5085 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...new regulations in October 2016 requiring coal and raw palm oil exporters to ship on Indonesian flag ships....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Jones Act leads to surreptitious imports of Russian LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 11:01 PM :: 5954 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was surreptitiously imported into the United States on January 28, 2018 at Boston, Massachusetts, in apparent violation of sanctions....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
DoE to Display Classroom Temperatures Online
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 4519 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...HIDOE's Thermal Comfort website features data collected from weather stations and indoor monitoring sensors at Hawaii's public schools....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 10718 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 6146 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with a maximum of $1,509 in Hawaii and a minimum of $993 in Alabama....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 5285 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...State and federal taxes are included in the base electric rate and with a lower federal tax, the tax rate imbedded in the bill will be reduced....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 5343 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
GEMS Takes One on the Chin from the PUC
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 6398 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...the PUC has basically said that it expects the program to crash and burn....

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Saturday, January 6, 2018
​KIUC Nominating Committee Confirms Six Candidates
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 4762 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...six candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Auditors couldn't figure out what this state office does — or plans to do
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:16 AM :: 6377 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...Energy Office’s personnel costs now account for more than 90 percent of the office’s expenses....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Public has Property Right to a Clean Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 7:23 PM :: 7368 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use

...Does the Supreme Court now have three votes to kill the telescope?....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Nominations Open for KIUC Elections
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 4790 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...The Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative Nominating Committee has selected five candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Full Text--Hawaii Supreme Court Rules 3-2: Anybody Can Now Sue Anybody for Dirtying the Environment
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 7516 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use

...Chaos is Coming: You can sue too—Here are some ideas....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hawaii Mayors commit to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2045
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 5928 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Weasel Words Allow Continued use of Fossil Fuels....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 5867 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Lalamilo: Big Island Wind Farm Wants Permit to Kill Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 5089 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received an application from the Lalamilo Wind Company LLC for an incidental take permit of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and the endangered Hawaiian petrel....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Energy: Reduced Budget Produces Increased Efficiency
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 3429 Views :: Energy

...These two factors combined mean Hawai‘i Energy operated at its most efficient, lowest cost of acquired savings ever....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Governing Green Power: Realigning Institutions to Shovel Ratepayer Money to Elon Musk
By UHERO @ 3:15 PM :: 3512 Views :: Energy

...The complex system of the future that many of us envision — what some call Utility 2.0 — will require dynamic price setting....

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