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Friday, December 15, 2017
UHERO: Hawaii’s Long Expansion Gets Global Economic Lift
By UHERO @ 3:38 PM :: 689 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 :: 981 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 :: 642 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 :: 846 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 :: 764 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 :: 1348 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 :: 1074 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 :: 1041 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 :: 1296 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 :: 1437 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 :: 1416 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 :: 1189 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 :: 2584 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 :: 1427 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 :: 1340 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 :: 1321 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 :: 2035 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 :: 1659 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 :: 1400 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 :: 1112 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 :: 2100 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 :: 1205 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 :: 1330 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 :: 1485 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 :: 1685 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 :: 1399 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 :: 2485 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 :: 1575 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 :: 1380 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 :: 1745 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 :: 1506 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 :: 1560 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 :: 1544 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 :: 1963 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 :: 2867 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 :: 1965 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 :: 1828 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 :: 2699 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 :: 3149 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 :: 2069 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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Friday, February 27, 2015
UHERO: Economy in 2015 will look a lot like 2014
By UHERO @ 2:34 PM :: 1539 Views :: Economy

...not all damage from the past recession has been repaired....

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Saturday, February 07, 2015
Creating "Paradise of the Pacific": How Tourism Began in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 4:59 AM :: 1865 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act, Tourism

...the early years of one of the most successful tourist destinations in the world, Hawaii, from about 1870 to 1940....

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii: State of the Economy Presentation
By UHERO @ 4:25 PM :: 1406 Views :: Economy

Carl Bonham presented this 2014 economic recap and 2015 forecast on January 20, 2015 at an event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Up to $1.2 Billion Electricity Savings for Hawaii After Oil Prices Plummet
By UHERO @ 11:02 AM :: 2000 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...if prices stay this low, it will take up to four months before electricity prices fully reflect the drop in oil prices....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Dropping Oil Prices Boost Hawaii's Economy
By UHERO @ 2:30 AM :: 1927 Views :: Energy, Economy

The drop in crude oil prices from $112/ barrel in June of 2014 to $46/barrel today will, if sustained, provide a nice boost to Hawaii’s economy....

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Flying to Hawaii: Comparing the Cost and Frequency Across States
By UHERO @ 12:56 AM :: 2076 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...The latest installment in the UHERO dashboard project is packed with information on the cost of travel to Hawaii from the US mainland....

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Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Economic Impact of Astronomy in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 12:50 AM :: 1787 Views :: Economy, Higher Education

Including indirect and induced benefits and adjusting for inter-county feedback and spillover effects, the astronomy sector had a total impact of $167.86 million statewide....

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Saturday, November 08, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 3127 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...to estimate the impacts of Hawaii importing LNG for use in the electric sector....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
UHERO State Forecast Update: Hawaii's Economy In Need of An Engine
By UHERO @ 2:00 PM :: 2134 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Weak tourism and federal downsizing are holding down growth.  Construction has disappointed this year....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
UHERO: PV Growth in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 6:43 AM :: 1469 Views :: Energy

Under the current rate structure, DG providers are providing “cheap” electricity while consuming “expensive” electricity....

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