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Friday, January 22, 2021
New HECO Solar Plan: Install First Ask Questions Later
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 309 Views :: Energy

... Quick Connect will allow some new systems to be built and activated faster ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Bidenworld: Lesbian Revolutionary from UH Manoa Appointed to Department of Energy
By Video @ 9:20 PM :: 542 Views :: Energy, Higher Education

... International Socialists taking over now that the National Socialists have been exiled to Florida.  Too bad you have only these two choices, eh?  How did you get yourself into that trap? ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Rate Hike Coming: HECO to pay $25M to put Tesla Batteries in 6,000 Homes
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 525 Views :: Energy

... The batteries will die in a few years.  Moving the smokestack does not equal 'emission free' ....

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Barreling Toward a Tax Hike!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 785 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “the carbon tax” is most likely the “barrel tax” ....

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Thursday, December 31, 2020
City and County of Honolulu releases inaugural Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 583 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... required step to uphold the Paris climate agreement ....

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Thursday, December 24, 2020
Rate Hikes Coming: PUC Approves New Battery Incentive Scheme for HECO
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 734 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... Ratepayer money will be shoveled to Elon Musk to buy batteries ....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Caldwell signs key climate bills and releases 2020 City Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 639 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

..."Biden has stated he’s going to focus on economic recovery and climate change, and these bills ensure we’re ready to partner on day one”....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Furloughs? DTS to Blow $500M on 500 electric buses
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1020 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...the cost-per-mile for the bus in terms of electricity needed to charge its battery will be similar to that of the diesel-powered buses currently in use....

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Friday, December 11, 2020
UH, HECO Green Tariff Scheme Makes you Pay
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 581 Views :: Energy, Higher Education

...UHERO: Ratepayers Pay $1.15 More for Every $1.00 Saved by Solar Users....

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Saturday, November 21, 2020
UHERO: Ratepayers Pay $1.15 More for Every $1.00 Saved by Solar Users
By UHERO @ 9:26 PM :: 1029 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...for every dollar the University saves with on-campus (solar) investments, other customers will pay $1.15 more -- UHERO.....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Hawaii's Fake Green Energy Initiative: After 15 years, Petroleum Dependence Drops only 6%
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 838 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...This proves the Green Energy initiative is a sham designed to justify shoveling rate payer dollars to useless non-baseload wind, solar, and battery schemes.....

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Friday, November 13, 2020
Puna Geothermal Venture back online after 2½ years
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 736 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...the geothermal facility is one of the largest and most reliable renewable energy resources in the state....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
MECO Plan: Replace Kahului Power Plant with Solar and Batteries
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 836 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... As the oldest power plant on Maui, with the first generating unit placed in service in 1948, KPP’s four steam-generating units currently provide power and system stability on the island's transmission system ....

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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Hawaii Energy Consumption During Lockdown
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 854 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... commercial and industrial use down sharply, residential use up ....

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Measuring Climate Intentions, Not Results
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 AM :: 728 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...It doesn’t matter whether those restrictions actually do anything to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; all that matters is that they be as restrictive as possible....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Lemming News: Maui County Jumps on 'Sue Big Oil' Bandwagon
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 965 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...every court to reach the substance of the allegations has dismissed them—including the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Friday, October 9, 2020
Parks Dep't to Install LEDs, Solar Panels
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 793 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...an effort specifically directed at the City’s 303 park locations....

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Friday, September 25, 2020
After Secret Meeting, BoE Agrees to Re-Hear Kahuku Windfarm Petition
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 985 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...The proposed rule would require the Department to hold a community meeting and solicit family and community feedback before providing official comment on proposed developments....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
HECO Releases info on Solar Battery Projects -- Prices Vary by 46%
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 923 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Oahu projects run as high as $0.13 pkwh even as competitors offer $0.089 pkwh ....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Moving the Smokestack: How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle?
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 1517 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...in Honolulu, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid is only 2mpg better than the vehicular embodiment of excess--the 2010 Hummer H3....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
HECO to Begin Cutting off Service Sept 1
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 1185 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...Disconnection notices and disconnections for nonpayment will resume after Sept. 1. Late fees resume after Sept. 15....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Two Tax Bills This Year
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1137 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Tax Foundation of Hawaii, urged the Legislature to adopt key provisions of the CARES Act although it became law in 2020. DoTAX, in testimony, proposed to adopt a few provisions and leave others on the cutting room floor....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1306 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...For tax benefits, the pendulum has started swinging in the other direction as well....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hawaii: Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Energy Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 1254 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2020’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Driving up Electric Bill: Legislature Bans Coal
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 840 Views :: Energy

...SB2629 SD2 HD1 prohibits, after June 30, 2020 the approval of a new or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Private rooftop solar increasing despite COVID-19 pandemic
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 818 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Last week saw second highest application total this year....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
US Sen Mike Lee calls for Jones Act gas carrier exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:10 PM :: 1015 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... he notes the complete absence of self-propelled oceangoing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the Jones Act fleet ....

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
​Hawaiian Electric posts new battery projects’ details
By News Release @ 1:03 PM :: 1468 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Really Obvious Question: How many of these 16 are represented by Caliboso?....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Thanks to Cheap Oil, HECO Forced to Abandon $77M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 1297 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Oil is so cheap that HECO should be forced to CUT rates.  This is the consolation prize....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Another of HECO's Secret Battery Farms Outs Itself
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1080 Views :: Energy

...the battery project will provide load shifting and fast-frequency response services to Hawaiian Electric....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Survey: Hawaii Solar installers slowed by COVID-19
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1294 Views :: Energy, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...companies indicated difficulty generating sales, and cited customer uncertainty as a primary driver of declining sales volume....

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
HECO Selects 16 Solar Battery Projects--Keeps Locations Secret
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 1642 Views :: Energy

...The public will have to wait as long as 30 days to get the details....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Hawaiian Electric preparing new phase of community solar
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 979 Views :: Energy

...Unlike the first phase, which was limited to 8 megawatts, this phase will be open to 235 MW of renewable generation across Hawaiian Electric's five-island service territory, including Molokai and Lanai....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Kahuku Windfarm Case Appealed to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1312 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Ethics

...Today, Life of the Land filed a direct appeal to the Hawai'i Supreme Court regarding the Public Utilities Commission's decision to deny its motion to void approvals related to the Kahuku windmills project....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
KIUC Reports 56% Renewable Generation for 2019
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1067 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Kauaʻi’s power generation mix for 2019 included 35% solar, 11% hydro and 10% biomass. Rooftop solar from residential and commercial members accounted for more than one-third of the solar generation....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Planet of the Humans: Michael Moore Debunks Hawaii's Clean Energy Initiative
By Video @ 1:51 PM :: 2064 Views :: Energy, Environment

"...No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs...."

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Kahuku Mother Sues Board of Education over Secret, Closed-Door Meeting and Vote
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 2047 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...suit against the Board of Education for holding a secret, closed door meeting last February, that resulted in denying her petition for rulemaking, violating the state Sunshine Law....

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Monday, April 20, 2020
Hawaiian Electric Releases 2019-2020 Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 1029 Views :: Energy

...Hawaiian Electric employees continue planning the renewable energy transformation....

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Friday, April 10, 2020
Hawaiian Electric sees drop in demand during pandemic
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 1239 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...For Oahu, the average system peak demand (the point of highest energy use) for the week of March 22 was 7 percent less than in previous weeks. On Maui, the decrease was 14 percent and on Hawaii Island, it was 7 percent....

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Trump Considering Jones Act Waiver for Oil Industry
By Michael Hansen @ 9:53 PM :: 1310 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, COVID-19

...a temporary waiver of the Jones Act, which would allow more ships to transport oil around the U.S....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Most of Hawaii’s electric battery systems are paired with wind or solar power plants
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 1190 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...The non-dispatchable nature of these technologies creates operational challenges for system operators....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Futility of Trying to Reduce Driving
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 1499 Views :: Energy, Environment, Rail

...Cars have been more energy efficient than transit buses since 1991....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hawaii Wind and Solar -- Dirty Secret Boosts Warming
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1900 Views :: Energy, Environment

...It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
HECO Reaches 28.4% Nameplate Capacity of Green Energy Schemes
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 1650 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...CLUE: 28.4% RPS does not equal 28.4% of electricity coming from so-called renewables.  It means that the nameplate capacity of renewable producers is equal to 28.4% of electricity production.  They hope you don’t know this but now you do....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sen Riviere Introduces Bills to Protect Communities from Wind Farms
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1621 Views :: Energy, Environment

...This week, Senator Gil Riviere introduced the POWER Bill Package – People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
HB2593: Fossil Fuel Cars to be Banned by 2030
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1564 Views :: Energy

...House Bill 2593 would allow the sale of only electric, hydrogen, or hybrid vehicles by car dealerships starting in 2030....

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
HECO Reports 21% jump in solar generation capacity
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 1632 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...The completion of large grid-scale projects and thousands of residential solar systems provided the largest-ever annual increase in solar capacity....

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Monday, January 6, 2020
Larry Ellison in Talks to Buy HECO's Lanai Grid
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 1752 Views :: Maui County, Energy

...Maui Electric purchased the assets of the Lanai City power plant in 1988....

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Cooling the Schools: The Reality
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1964 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...solar powered systems costing an average of $40,000 per classroom have started breaking down or will only work for a short time every day....

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Friday, January 3, 2020
Electric Rates Going Down: HECO, PGV Agree to Dump 'Avoided Cost' Scam
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 2113 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...For years PGV had been paid on an 'avoided cost' basis, thus preventing consumers from enjoying the benefit of cheap geothermal energy.  This, in turn, makes overpriced wind and solar look good....

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