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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Hawaiian Electric announces plans for approval of pending solar applications
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 2608 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 :: 3762 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 :: 3260 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 :: 2561 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 :: 2332 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 :: 2719 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 :: 2239 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 :: 3055 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 :: 2185 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 :: 2488 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 :: 5528 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 :: 3020 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 :: 3017 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 :: 3489 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 :: 6415 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 :: 2888 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 :: 4039 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 :: 4277 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 :: 3893 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 :: 4080 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 :: 3114 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 :: 2540 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 :: 3497 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 :: 2557 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 :: 4393 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 :: 2998 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 :: 3357 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 :: 2514 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 :: 2611 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 :: 3474 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 :: 3532 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 :: 3272 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 :: 2708 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 :: 2594 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 :: 3583 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 :: 3519 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 :: 3990 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 :: 3434 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 :: 3264 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 :: 3205 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 :: 3068 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 :: 4679 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 :: 2685 Views :: Energy, Environment

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

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Friday, May 23, 2014
UHERO: Natural Gas is Cheaper and Cleaner
By UHERO @ 4:51 AM :: 2464 Views :: Energy

...HECO released an RFP in March for 800,000 tons of containerized LNG per year over 15 years, beginning in 2016 or 2017....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Solar Power is Too Expensive
By NCPA @ 12:52 PM :: 2021 Views :: Energy

...it costs nearly twice as much to produce as natural gas....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Calling all Cronies: Hawaii to Burn $150M on Subprime Energy Loan GEMS
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 3433 Views :: Energy

Hawaii GEMS program will focus on making solar power accessible to renters and homeowners with low credit scores....

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Monday, May 12, 2014
Molokai Ranch Achieving Success with … Ranching
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 4523 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Agriculture, Tourism

Moloka'i Ranch is launching initiatives to achieve sustainability, starting with the re-establishment of ranching operations....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Hawaii Exiting Inflated Asian Oil Markets, Will Buy from Mexico
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 AM :: 3210 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Petroleos Mexicanos said it will export crude to the U.S. state of Hawaii for the first time and that the initial shipment will be delivered in July....

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Statewide Hearings on Hawaii ‘Clean’ Energy Set for May
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 2354 Views :: Energy

Comments on the Draft PEIS should be submitted by July 17, 2014....

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
The World's Resources Aren't Running Out
By NCPA @ 3:26 PM :: 3482 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

...the amount of land required to grow food has decreased by 65 percent over the last 50 years across the world....

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