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Friday, September 21, 2018
UHERO: Hawaii's Growth Down, But Not Out
By UHERO @ 2:49 PM :: 354 Views :: Economy

...Global tourism continues to power forward, and there remains a healthy pipeline of construction work. And even with the recent labor market weakness, Hawaii continues to enjoy its lowest unemployment in many years....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
As SEC Closes in on Elon Musk, UHERO Continues to Dream Up New Ways to Send Him Money
By UHERO @ 1:29 AM :: 807 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...This study asks the question, how valuable is residential real-time pricing (RTP) in comparison to time-of-use (TOU) rates to absorb increasing sources of intermittent renewable energy?....

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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 :: 1583 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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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Is the Hawaii Convention Center Profitable?
By UHERO @ 1:59 AM :: 1444 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...HTA CEO George Szegeti said “In CY2017 the convention center turned a net operating profit of $1.1 million, marking its second consecutive year of profitability.” This is surprising news, indeed....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
UHERO: Healthy county economies face growing pains
By UHERO @ 9:47 PM :: 614 Views :: Economy

...Tourism keeps surprising to the upside, even as visitor numbers strain infrastructure and communities....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Who is Driving Electric Vehicles in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 9:42 PM :: 1367 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

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

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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 1145 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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Friday, May 04, 2018
UHERO: Hawaii set for more growth
By UHERO @ 4:59 PM :: 1074 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Tourism has surged again in the first part of 2018, extending one of the longest periods of sustained visitor growth. Construction, while volatile month to month, also remains on a high plateau....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Rethinking Hawaii Tourism: Time to Shift from Marketing to Managing Tourism?
By UHERO @ 2:06 AM :: 951 Views :: Tourism

...Even though most respondents still think tourism brings more benefits than costs to our state, the percent of those who think otherwise has been rising for some time....

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Sunday, March 04, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Pump $1.3B into Hawaii Economy
By UHERO @ 1:30 AM :: 2407 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Democrat media unanimous: 'Nothing to see here'....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii’s Long Expansion Gets Global Economic Lift
By UHERO @ 3:38 PM :: 1718 Views :: Economy, Tourism

...Improving global conditions provide a favorable environment for continued expansion in the Islands....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 2388 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

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

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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 :: 1338 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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Friday, November 17, 2017
UHERO: 25 Years Later we still don't know what Sustainable Tourism is
By UHERO @ 3:18 AM :: 1476 Views :: Tourism

...the report concludes that Hawaii is not yet at the stage of overtourism....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
UHERO: Economy Slowing, Despite Arrivals Boom
By UHERO @ 3:49 PM :: 1434 Views :: Economy

...the consequence of a flattening construction path and the natural effects of tightening labor markets....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Oahu Construction Boom Ending: What Excuse Will HART Use Next?
By UHERO @ 4:04 PM :: 2617 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Rail

...number of significant condo and retail projects have wrapped up on Oahu, while fewer new buildings have broken ground, resulting in an overall reduction in construction activity and employment....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
UHERO County Forecast: Economies Still Growing, But Slowing
By UHERO @ 11:59 PM :: 1818 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Prospects are good for continued growth in each of Hawaii’s four counties, if at a slower pace than in recent years....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii economy begins Trump Era in fine form
By UHERO @ 4:38 PM :: 1594 Views :: Economy

...the economic outlook for Hawaiʻi, which remains favorable, despite tremendous uncertainty about future U.S. policy....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
UHERO: Electric Car Batteries Part of Plan to Go 100% Renewable
By UHERO @ 5:58 PM :: 1716 Views :: Energy

...plan to achieve 100% renewable power on Oahu by 2045, subject to a 5% limit on biofuel....

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
What are the Financial Benefits of a University of Hawaii Education?
By UHERO @ 6:54 PM :: 1933 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the potential rate of return for associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and post-graduate degrees....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Is Hawaii's Hotel Room Tax Law Obsolete?
By UHERO @ 6:59 PM :: 1871 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

With tax collections falling behind expectations, State lawmakers are pressuring the tax department to increase effort to collect uncollected taxes from internet sales....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
UHERO Fears Trumpmonster: “Many things could go wrong in Washington”
By UHERO @ 3:51 PM :: 1807 Views :: Economy

"...Trump and the Republican Congress could disrupt health care, government employment, and public services...."

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Saturday, February 04, 2017
UHERO: ‘Discriminatory’ HSTA Property Tax Plan hits Renters Hardest
By UHERO @ 12:22 AM :: 3353 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...an owner of an investment property in Honolulu worth less than half a million dollars can expect to see his (her) combined City and State property tax bill double....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
UHERO: The Exorbitant Cost of Collecting Honolulu’s Rail Surcharge Tax
By UHERO @ 1:43 AM :: 1902 Views :: Rail, Taxes

Hawaii’s State Government has unnecessarily profited from the Honolulu rail project....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
How Many Tourists is Too Many?
By UHERO @ 2:15 AM :: 1870 Views :: Tourism

Tourists used to stay in designated tourism zones like Waikiki, but now they are everywhere....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
UHERO Adjusts Economic Forecast Upward Thanks to Trump
By UHERO @ 1:37 AM :: 2027 Views :: Economy

...we have adjusted upward modestly our forecast for gross domestic product in 2017 to 2019....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
UHERO: Regulating Home-Share Rentals in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 2:08 AM :: 2730 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

Last year nearly one in three U.S. travelers stayed in home-based accommodation units compared to one in ten in 2011....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
UHERO Panic Attack: Trump More Dangerous than China
By UHERO @ 2:47 PM :: 2299 Views :: Economy

...China (is not) as large a risk as the possibility of policy errors by the incoming Trump administration....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
UHERO: Desperately Seeking Housing in Honolulu
By UHERO @ 11:29 PM :: 1915 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...presentation for the Building Industry Association of Hawaii's 2016 summit, "Still Houseless in Honolulu."....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
UHERO: Obama’s Recession Produced Greater Inequality in Health
By UHERO @ 11:25 PM :: 1475 Views :: Health Care

...obesity and overweight rates increased high school educated people, while there is weak evidence that they decreased for the college educated....

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Growth Downshifting, Building Cycle Approaches Peak
By UHERO @ 1:05 AM :: 3038 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...signs of a slowdown ahead....

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
TOU Pricing: A Cool New Way to Raise Your Electric Rates
By UHERO @ 10:13 PM :: 1543 Views :: Energy

...The proposed rates have the highest cost during the on-peak period from 5pm to 10pm....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
UHERO: How State Shares Transient Accommodation Tax With Counties
By UHERO @ 9:49 PM :: 1747 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

This paper examines Hawaii’s recent effort at developing a model to allocate the state’s transient accommodation tax....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
Variable Electric Pricing: What a Difference a Rate Makes
By UHERO @ 11:53 PM :: 1887 Views :: Energy

...variable pricing of electricity, both wholesale and retail, can lower the cost of intermittent renewables....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
UHERO: Hawaii Innovation Matters
By UHERO @ 9:17 PM :: 2320 Views :: Economy, Small Business

Innovation is the key to economic growth and prosperity....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
UHERO Tries to Make Hi-Tech Tax Credits Look Good
By UHERO @ 3:01 AM :: 1990 Views :: Tax Credits

"...innovation-oriented projects that improve the living standards of Hawaii residents...." LOL!

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UHERO: Recent Trends in Hawaii's Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
By UHERO @ 5:55 PM :: 3185 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...three sectors that are key to future sustainability in Hawai‘i - energy, agriculture and natural resource management....

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
UHERO: New Perspectives on Land and Housing Markets in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 12:03 AM :: 1831 Views

...Honolulu’s inflation-adjusted land and housing prices have been highly volatile in the medium term since the 1960s....

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
UHERO: Status Update on Federal GHG Emissions Reduction Policy for Hawaii
By UHERO @ 6:16 PM :: 1789 Views :: Energy

Under the CPP, states have been given the choice of meeting either a rate- or mass-based goal for their existing fleet of power plants....

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Friday, December 11, 2015
UHERO Hawaii Forecast: Expansion Will Continue, Despite Global Challenges
By UHERO @ 2:36 PM :: 2097 Views :: Economy

Next year will see some easing of visitor growth....

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Gauging Home Affordability: The Challenge
By UHERO @ 12:02 AM :: 1901 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

At a time of dwindling inventory and rising prices, housing affordability has once again become a hot topic in Hawaii....

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Saturday, November 07, 2015
UHERO: Research Driven Energy Policy
By UHERO @ 8:59 PM :: 1973 Views :: Energy

Take, for example, public discussion surrounding the potential merger of HECO and NextEra....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Does PV Add Home Value?
By UHERO @ 1:15 PM :: 1919 Views :: Energy

...PV already installed on a home is worth about $4,000 more than the median value of a PV permit....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
UHERO: Tourism, Construction Lead Economy
By UHERO @ 4:41 PM :: 2513 Views :: Economy, Rail, Tourism

Tourism is pushing toward new records, and the construction upswing is building in strength....

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Monday, July 20, 2015
UHERO: Decoupling Socks Electric Ratepayers with Soaring Fixed Costs
By UHERO @ 9:18 PM :: 3314 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Residential customers now pay roughly $0.17/kWh for fixed costs....

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Sunday, June 07, 2015
UHERO: Neighbor Island Tourism Still Has Room to Grow
By UHERO @ 3:08 PM :: 2433 Views :: Economy, Tourism

Tourism will see additional healthy gains on the Neighbor Islands for the next two years, before rising occupancy and costs begin to bring down growth rates, something that has already occurred on Oahu....

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Sunday, June 07, 2015
UHERO Electric Vehicle Forecast for Hawaii
By UHERO @ 2:57 PM :: 2270 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii-specific EV and car sales data to provide a preliminary forecast of potential EV adoption in Hawaii....

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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Kilauea Largest Source of SO2 Pollution in USA
By UHERO @ 2:19 AM :: 3336 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Using Vog from Kilauea to Estimate the Health Consequences of Particulate and SO2 Pollution....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
UHERO: Despite Kakaako, Residential building permits fell last year
By UHERO @ 11:03 PM :: 3817 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Assuming affirmative resolution of ongoing entitlement battles for Hoopili and Koa Ridge, single-family building will begin to pick up over the next two years....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
UHERO: Economic Impact of NELHA
By UHERO @ 12:40 PM :: 2617 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy, Small Business

NELHA currently accommodates 37 tenants ranging from companies bottling deep sea water to solar and biofuel companies....

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