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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Omidyar 'Assumes Ownership' of Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 2447 Views :: Energy

The team estimates the new system will reduce electricity usage by more than all of the utility scale photovoltaic systems currently operating in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Laborers Union: Schatz, Hirono, Hanabusa, Gabbard are Cowards Pandering to Eco Nut Billionaires
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 3160 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation

Democratic leaders in Washington should put job creation ahead of the ravings of environmental wing-nuts and their deep pocketed billionaire funders....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hawaii's Largest Wind Farm Developer Sold for $2.4B
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2494 Views :: Energy

SunEdison to become world's largest renewable energy development company....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
China-U.S. “Climate” Accord
By NCPA @ 2:06 PM :: 3284 Views :: Energy, Environment

...far-reaching energy, trade and security implications....

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Saturday, November 08, 2014
UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
By UHERO @ 8:18 PM :: 4755 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

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

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Thursday, November 06, 2014
Moody's: Warnings of a utility "death spiral" premature
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 2779 Views :: Energy

"Distributed generation poses a threat under traditional ratemaking...."

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
How GEMS Will Drive Your Electric Bill Up
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 PM :: 4349 Views :: Energy

A $150M Hawaii subprime lending scheme is receiving an “AAA-“ rating from Fitch because repayment is guaranteed by a surcharge on your electric bill....

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Hawaiian Electric announces plans for approval of pending solar applications
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 2709 Views :: Energy

...approved for interconnection after meeting the following conditions....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Panos: Next Governor Should Focus on Transportation, Energy
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:48 PM :: 3933 Views :: Energy, Politicians, Rail

The renewable mandates make Hawaii more unaffordable and the mothballed interisland cable is yet another boondoggle....

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
HECO to Build 50MW Peaker Plant to Balance Erratic Alternative Energy
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 3368 Views :: Energy

“Solar energy comes and goes. You need something fast to fill the gaps.”

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Wind Power Drives Electricity Prices Up
By NCPA @ 12:21 AM :: 2652 Views :: Energy

...in nine of the 10 states most reliant on wind power, electricity prices are rising at least five times faster than the national average....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Hawaii Energy Survey Shows Public Support Inversely Proportional to Amount of Energy Produced
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 2418 Views :: Energy

...the UH survey did not ask about Natural Gas....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Aiona: Lower the Cost of Energy
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 2861 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“All solutions which lower the cost of energy must be on the table,” said Aiona....

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
UHERO: PV Growth in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 6:43 AM :: 2327 Views :: Energy

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

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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Wind Industry Admits It Needs Handout to Compete
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:14 PM :: 3206 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...The wind production tax credit, a generous $23 per-megawatt-hour tax credit the producer receives for 10 years, expired last year....

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Thursday, October 02, 2014
DBEDT Applauds PUC’s Approval of 'Green' Subprime Loan Securitization Program
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2283 Views :: Energy

A Green Infrastructure Fee, which was previously approved by the PUC, will be used to secure the bonds....

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Rate Hikes Coming as HECO Plans to Waste Big Money on Batteries
By News Release @ 7:02 PM :: 2577 Views :: Energy

...up to 200 megawatts of energy storage for Oahu....

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Solar City Horror Stories
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 5649 Views :: Energy

...Leeds is pushing $500 a month with no way out for the next two decades....

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know
By Video @ 4:12 PM :: 3150 Views :: Energy, Environment

...video surveillance cameras watch bats flying at night near wind turbines....

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Will Solar Scammers Undermine Subprime GEMS Loan Program?
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 3135 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...state lawmakers are still concerned about the costs customers would have to pay in order to update their rooftop inverters....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Timing Isn't Everything: How to Lose Your Solar Tax Credit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3641 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

This week’s illustration of how timing is important involves the Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies credit....

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Saturday, September 06, 2014
Hawaii LNG Shipping Options
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 6569 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

From the point of view of shipping, there are several issues which will impinge on HECO’s planning to transition from liquid petroleum fuels to LNG....

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Saturday, September 06, 2014
HECO Prepares to Disconnect Unapproved Solar Systems
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 2984 Views :: Energy

...PUC rules give the utility authority to shut off the system and lock it to prevent interconnection....

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Thursday, September 04, 2014
Refinery Switch: HECO Dumps Par Petroleum for Chevron
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 4168 Views :: Energy

...to help Hawaiian Electric meet more stringent federal Environmental Protection Agency air emission requirements known as Mercury and Air Toxics Standards....

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega Slow on the Draw
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 4492 Views :: Energy, National News, Politicians, Small Business

...it took nearly a month for the ailing delegate to file a formal letter with Obama pleading with him not to take any action that would harm American Samoa....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
HECO Submits Power Supply Improvement Plan
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 4002 Views :: Energy
“[HECO] will come up with some lofty goals, that are good for the future, but nobody’s there to keep them accountable down the road.”
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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Cutting Energy Costs: Methanol Beats LNG for Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:22 AM :: 4206 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living
...Methanol is competitive with LNG in cryogenic containers currently contemplated for Hawaii....
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 3254 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...These islands may soon be able to diversify their energy sources to include natural gas, because of relatively low natural gas prices and new shipping technology....

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Friday, August 08, 2014
Breaking HECO's Monopoly with Community Choice Aggregation?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 PM :: 2631 Views :: Energy

...the CCA approach was discussed at the “Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” conference....

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Navy Paying 69% More With $334M Solar Project
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 3647 Views :: Energy, Military

... the Navy is paying $0.44 per kwh ....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HECO Proposes 'Demand Response' Billing, Remote Shutoff
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 2655 Views :: Energy

Under the programs, customers receive financial incentives for shifting energy use to certain times of the day....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Jones Act and the Energy Price Hawaii Pays for Protectionism
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 4550 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...electricity prices in Hawaii are nearly double those in the state with the next highest prices because Hawaii generates 75% of its electricity from petroleum and must rely on Jones Act vessels for all domestic oil shipments....

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Monday, July 21, 2014
Hawaii's highest-in-the-nation energy costs stay intact by politics, monopoly
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:27 AM :: 3114 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Former Hawaii state Sen. Fred Hemmings says politicians allowing monopoly control of Hawaii's energy market are largely responsible for high costs....

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Friday, July 18, 2014
KIUC to hit 50% Renewables in 2015
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 3487 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

KIUC’s rates decreased 1.6 percent since 2008. By comparison, rates on Oahu have risen 21.5 percent over the same period....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Report: Hawaii Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 1:06 PM :: 2633 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

WalletHub -- 2014's Most & Least Energy-Expensive States.

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Monday, July 14, 2014
How U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize Fossil Fuels in Russia, Saudi Arabia While Being Penalized at Home
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:59 PM :: 2693 Views :: Energy

...the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that offers billions of taxpayer dollars for development of fossil fuels in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico and other countries....

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Would You Be Shocked?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3623 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii's power prices are among the highest in the nation as well. Not surprisingly, one of the big reasons for this is taxation....

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Navy to Burn $334M on Oahu Solar Projects
By News Release @ 6:57 AM :: 3672 Views :: Energy, Military

Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, Boca Raton, Florida, is being awarded $334,135,534 for firm-fixed-price task order....

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
51,700 LED Streetlights to be Financed by 'Public-Private Partnership'
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 3415 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

The city is preparing a request for proposal to form a public-private-partnership that will replace all 51,700 city streetlights with LEDs....

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
State Touts First $3M in Sub Prime 'Green' Energy Loans
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 2813 Views :: Energy

$88 million in energy financing statewide....

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Report: 65% of Rooftop Solar Owned by Finance Companies
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 2680 Views :: Energy

Year-over-year growth in the residential sector (60%) outpaced the overall U.S. market (41%) for the first time....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Solar City: Tax Subsidies For Them, Big Bills For Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 3706 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Solar City collects for itself tax subsidies intended for its consumers, who are left vulnerable to sudden spikes in their electricity bills....

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Hawaii wind player gets comeuppance in Maine
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 3651 Views :: Energy

Maine’s supreme court struck a major blow to First Wind when it overturned regulators’ approval....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #4 in Gasoline Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 4152 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

California is in 1st place with the highest rate of 52.89 cents per gallon, and is followed closely by New York (49.86 cents/gallon), Connecticut (49.3 cents/gallon), and Hawaii (48.05 cents/gallon)....

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
DBEDT: Obama Orders Mainland to Follow Hawaii's Expensive Energy Policies
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 3569 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Other states are being ordered to follow Hawaii's example and give lots of money to green energy scammers who in turn give campaign contributions to the politicians who made their scams possible...

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Hawaii Refinery Converts to Lower Cost Mexican Oil
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 3386 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

“By the end of the first quarter, we had worked through the high-cost crude inventory...."

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Monday, June 02, 2014
Pentagon wrestles with false climate predictions as military funds shifted to green agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 3363 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military

Ten years ago, the Pentagon paid for a climate study that put forth many scary scenarios....

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Monday, June 02, 2014
Obama's Cap-and-Trade to Worsen Poverty
By NCPA @ 2:33 PM :: 3223 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...the EPA's new cap-and-trade regulations will make the poor a lot poorer....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
IDG Geothermal Scammers Could Score $0.195 per Kwh Sandwich Profits
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 AM :: 4879 Views :: Energy, Ethics, OHA, Cost of Living

“In New Zealand we are trying to make new geothermal power stations work, competing with other forms of generation at probably 7.5 cents per KWh."

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Obama Is Bypassing Congress Again. This Time It's Going to Cost You.
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:42 AM :: 2827 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the Environmental Protection Agency, which will release its carbon-dioxide regulations for existing power plants on Monday....

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