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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Builder Cancels DHHL Barbers Point Solar Project
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 640 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

"...this project is no longer financially viable under its current terms in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) due to changing supply chain/market conditions, regulatory delays and final interconnection costs...."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
'Low Wind Resources': Another Conservation Alert for Big Island
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 474 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual and electricity demand has been unusually high since last week due to humid weather ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts on Big Island (again)
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 875 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Two Nights in a Row -- Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts for Big Island
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 1351 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... but, on the bright side, the lack of wind will save bats' lives ....

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Preserves Anti-Hu Honua Majority: Ige Appoints Solar Exec to PUC
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 1527 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Hawaii State Government

... ​Yost vs Wakai over Hu Honua ....

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Increased Fire Risk Surrounds Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei, Maui
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 749 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... live electrical currents, combined with the large lithium-ion batteries that are proposed for this project, could make gaining control of a fire more difficult and dangerous ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​Jones Act is a problem, especially during disasters
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:21 PM :: 595 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

... the Jones Act recently hindered Puerto Rico’s ability to receive supplies quickly after being hit by yet another hurricane; and the 102-year-old shipping law also threatens to skyrocket energy costs ....

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Saturday, October 8, 2022
​Hawaii gas prices hold steady but remain among the highest in the nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 619 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The cost for a regular unleaded gallon of gas was $5.22 on Wednesday, the same as Tuesday's price, according to AAA ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Rising costs, construction woes hamper clean energy efforts in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 703 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
Real Recycling: H-POWER continues to record high landfill diversion rates
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 833 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... H-POWER is one of the largest firm renewable energy sources in the state ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
​Top-down energy plans not going down easy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:41 AM :: 905 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... how we got to this point ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
HECO's Idea of 'Good News' -- Oahu Electric Bills to go up 4%
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 944 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

... This is an improvement over the earlier forecast that projected bills would increase 7% or about $15 after the coal plant ends operations, which is scheduled for today ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
HECO Warns of Rolling Blackouts on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1108 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Energy

... If rolling outages are necessary, Hawaiian Electric will send out a Tweet.  That's the plan ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Rolling Blackouts Coming in September: Hawaii ends use of coal for power generation
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1641 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... 7% bill increase forecasted ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Act 183: C-PACE in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:56 AM :: 780 Views :: Energy, Small Business

... The legislation authorizes the Hawai‘i Green Infrastructure Authority to administer C-PACE for the soon-to-be available financing program ....

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Monday, August 1, 2022
​Hawaii Gas Acquired By Argo Infrastructure Partners
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 999 Views :: Energy

... transaction completed July 21, 2022 ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Biden misses opportunity to cut fuel costs via Jones Act waiver
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 946 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Even supporters of the 102-year-old federal shipping law admit that its restrictions on competition add to the cost of our fuels ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Bill 22 Better Buildings Benchmarking
By News Release @ 5:33 AM :: 900 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Better Buildings Benchmarking Program requires commercial and multi-family buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to track and report annual aggregate utility data to the City and County of Honolulu ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Rate Hike: HECO to burn $190M 'Hardening Grid' for Global Warming
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 1056 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

" ... Hawaiian Electric is seeking approval to recover the cost of the project from customers ...."

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Ige appoints Leo Asuncion to lead Public Utilities Commission
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1050 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

... Asuncion’s current term on the PUC began on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2026 .... 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Sierra Club, Solar Industry Rally Against SB2510
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 948 Views :: Energy

... capping the amount of any single renewable energy source to 45% per island ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Maui’s Public Nuisance Climate Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 1003 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Over 1,300 climate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S.  None has yet succeeded ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Climate Hucksters Sue Hawaii Department of Transportation
By News Release @ 6:21 AM :: 1078 Views :: Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... plaintiffs claim that their state DOT’s active operation of a transportation system that results in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions is causing significant harm ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
One less Jones Act tanker for Hawaii is signal to lift U.S.-build requirement
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 PM :: 1165 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... “Houston, we have a problem.” ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
S&P: Solar, storage delays put Hawaii's energy transition to the test
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1013 Views :: Energy

... Of 18 renewable energy agreements inked by Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. utility subsidiaries in recent years, only two are on track to meet their guaranteed commercial operation dates ....

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Saturday, May 14, 2022
Auditor: City Still Locked in to Expensive Recycling Contracts
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 1342 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Solid waste disposal costs can be reduced by diverting recyclable waste to the H-POWER waste to energy facility ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
HECO RFP Seeks 'Renewable' Projects on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 956 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... that includes but is not limited to wind, solar, biomass and biofuels. Standalone energy storage proposals also will be accepted ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
'Sustainability' -- HECO Plans to Close Largest and Cheapest Electricity Plant in September
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1179 Views :: Energy, Environment

... retirement of the AES coal plant at the end of September ....

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Thursday, April 7, 2022
KIUC Rate Hikes Far Lower than HECO's
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 1333 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Kauaʻi’s power generation mix for 2021 included 45% solar, 14% hydro and 11% biomass ....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Hawaiian Electric upgrades Battery Bonus program with new perks for customers who add storage to PV systems
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 1208 Views :: Energy

... The fixed monthly bill credit will be applied at an amount equivalent to the respective retail rate for exporting energy during a two-hour period of the evening peak ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Green Energy: Schatz Gives Taxpayer Money to Maui Councilmenber's Spouse
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 1808 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... None of these insiders know anything about electricity so Schatz makes federal taxpayers to pay for experts who can do the actual work for them ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
VIDEO: Why Hawaii Needs a Jones Act Waiver
By Video @ 1:44 AM :: 1015 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports and why Hawaii needs a Jones Act waiver to ensure its energy security ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Jones Act waiver request for fuel imports goes national
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:04 AM :: 1294 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Keli'i Akina writes about it in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser while U.S. Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii sends a waiver request of his own ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Case Asks Biden to Waive Jones Act to Ship US Oil to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 12:02 AM :: 1999 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... Case also introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives today to mandate such a waiver. ...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Thanks to Sneaky Lawyers, Jones Act Waiver will Require Act of Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 9:53 PM :: 1454 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Little noticed language was included in the National Defense Authorization Act that became law in 2021 when Congress overrode then-President Donald Trump’s veto ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
How Hawaii’s Spike in Gas Prices Compares to the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 1647 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii gasoline prices are increasing more slowly than other states .... 

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Saturday, March 5, 2022
No More Russian Oil: Rep Ed Case Seeks Jones Act Waiver
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 PM :: 1681 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... with the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, the 101-year-old federal maritime law is even being recognized as a danger to Hawaii’s energy security ....

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Hawaii Needs Jones Act Waiver for Fuel Imports
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:24 AM :: 1380 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Par Hawaii's suspension of oil imports from Russia underscores the need for Hawaii to achieve greater oil-purchasing flexibility ....

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Thursday, March 3, 2022
Hawaii's Only Refiner Suspends Purchases of Russian Oil
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 1052 Views :: Energy

... we are turning to other grades of crude, principally from North and South America, to meet fuel production requirements ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Hawaiian Electric seeking proposals for firm renewable energy on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 974 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Firm renewable energy differs from intermittent resources such as solar and wind in that it is available for use at all times ....

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Friday, February 25, 2022
HB2278: Fuel tax damage will far outweigh measly tax credit
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:59 AM :: 1728 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... The gasoline tax in 2035 will be $33.16 a barrel ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Dead Bats: Supreme Court Upholds BLNR Approval of Na Pua Makani Windfarm
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 1211 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... the Board authorized Na Pua Makani to kill up to 51 ‘ōpe‘ape‘a bats ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
​Exempt Hawaii from Jones Act to ensure continued oil imports
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 1369 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... the 1920 law is a main reason Hawaii relies on Russia for more than a third of its crude oil supply ....

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Monday, February 14, 2022
HB2278 Carbon Tax Fails to Change Environment
By Heartland Foundation @ 3:05 AM :: 1168 Views :: Energy, Environment, Taxes

... carbon-dioxide taxes are inherently regressive and disproportionally harm low-income families ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
HB2278 Carbon Tax $42.24 a Barrel
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:18 AM :: 1414 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

... This bill is a continuation of the policy of social-planning-via-taxation that has helped make Hawaii one of the most expensive states in the nation ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Hawaiian Electric hits 38% renewable energy in 2021
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1167 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Return of geothermal boosts Hawaii Island to 60% ....

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Monday, February 7, 2022
Hawaii Carbon Tax Would be Major Burden for Families, Small Business
By Heartland Foundation @ 4:40 AM :: 2460 Views :: Energy, Environment, Taxes

... Regressive Gasoline Tax Would Top Out At $33.16 Per Barrel In 2035 ....

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Friday, February 4, 2022
HECO Offers Electric Car Chargers 58% Discount on Electricity
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 2113 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... New pilot program to offer lower rate as incentive for businesses, building owners to host EV chargers ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
HECO Donates $2M to Deadbeats
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 2431 Views :: Energy, COVID-19

... The Kokua Fund Bill Credit Program will automatically provide a one-time credit of $90 to past-due balances for about 22,000 residential and business customers by Jan. 31 ....

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Solar: 1,000 megawatts now online
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2217 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Nearly 4,700 rooftop solar systems installed in 2021; 92,500 now online ....

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