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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
How the EPA Plans to Kill Jobs and Reduce Your Income
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:24 PM :: 2193 Views :: Energy

If you feel like you’re not paying enough, you’re in luck....

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Friday, December 13, 2013
Federal Regulations Discourage Small-Scale Hydro Projects
By NCPA @ 10:10 PM :: 2058 Views :: Energy

...FERC oversees all permits for hydropower plans. The process is so onerous that license-seekers sometimes have to obtain permits from up to 25 different agencies. It can take years....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
IAM Challenges Molokai Alt Energy Project on Transparency
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 3489 Views :: Maui County, Energy

Recent confidential negotiations between Molokai Ranch, California wind developer Princeton Energy, Maui County and Maui Electric Company, however, have cast doubt....

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Monday, December 09, 2013
United States Should Embrace Its Energy Superpower Status
By NCPA @ 10:42 AM :: 2045 Views :: Energy

U.S. energy policy should be changed to reflect its newfound energy abundance....

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Friday, December 06, 2013
Senator Schatz is Wrong about Wind Energy -- Part 2
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:32 PM :: 2833 Views :: Energy

The quotes below are a sample of the responses I received to part 1 ....

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
A New Way to Look at Energy Subsidies
By NCPA @ 2:04 PM :: 2124 Views :: Energy

It is easy to manipulate the numbers when it comes to talking about subsidies....

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Friday, November 29, 2013
UHERO: The Confusing World of PV
By UHERO @ 4:09 PM :: 3445 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

This UHERO 101 intends to clarify some of the rate and policy aspects of PV in Hawai‘i, and explores the two opposite driving forces of PV adoption....

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Thursday, November 28, 2013
HECO Offers Deal to Solar Customers Caught in Limbo
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 2744 Views :: Energy

Hawaiian Electric is helping customers whose rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations were underway in September when the utility revised its interconnection procedures....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
United States to Become World's Largest Oil Producer
By NCPA @ 12:49 PM :: 2267 Views :: Energy

The United States will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
Panos: Senator Schatz is Wrong about Wind Energy
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:10 PM :: 2707 Views :: Energy

...thanks to Senator Schatz’s flawed advocacy, our electricity costs will increase....

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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wind Farms: If you thought your bill was going to drop, you're Disappointed
By Selected News Articles @ 3:06 PM :: 2998 Views :: Energy

“If you heard the message as, ‘Your bill is going to drop,’ those people feel a sense of disappointment,” said Doug McLeod, Maui County’s energy commissioner....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
UHERO: Solar Tax Credits Boost Profitability of Investment for Rich
By UHERO @ 1:44 PM :: 3180 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...the vast majority of installations are demanded by households with the median income and higher....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Lloyds of London Lawsuit Reveals Story Behind Kahuku Windfarm Fires
By Andrew Walden @ 1:38 AM :: 7853 Views :: Energy

The lawsuit states that a second fire—also previously described by First Wind management as ‘small’--resulted in $2,000,000 in damages....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
New Survey Shows 96% Support for Solar Energy in Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2255 Views :: Energy

85 percent  believe efforts should be made to make renewable energy such as solar power more affordable for consumers....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Continue Dramatic Decline in 2013
By NCPA @ 1:25 PM :: 2524 Views :: Energy, Environment

United States has reduced more carbon dioxide emissions this century than any other nation. The U.S. emissions decline is due in large part to technological advances in natural gas production ....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Task Force: Both Hawaii Refineries May be Closed in Seven Years
By News Release @ 12:46 PM :: 2647 Views :: Energy

Once again, Abercrombie tells Hawaii refineries to 'drop dead'....

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
UHERO: Biofuel Scheme Enriches Landowners, Soaks Consumers
By UHERO @ 6:32 PM :: 3836 Views :: Energy, Land Use, Cost of Living

...impacts to gross state product are negative (up to -$63 million)....

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Smart Meters: KIUC Members to Vote on Proposal to Tax Conspiracy Theorists
By News Release @ 9:05 PM :: 2361 Views :: Energy

About 10 percent of KIUC’s 30,000 customers have opted out of the smart meter program....

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Fracking Reverses Decline in U.S. Energy Production
By NCPA @ 11:13 AM :: 2003 Views :: Energy

A few short years ago, many analysts argued that oil was nearly tapped out and America needed to plan for a post-petroleum future.  What's changed? In a word: fracking....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
State Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Geothermal Rights Case
By Robert Thomas @ 9:37 PM :: 3145 Views :: Energy, Land Use
declined to review the Intermediate Court of Appeals' decision in In re Campbell, the case involving Land Court registration (Torrens title) and mineral and metallic mining rights....
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Sunday, November 10, 2013
KIUC Gets Solar 37% Cheaper than HECO
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 3835 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The net cost of electricity that will be generated by the array will be at 10 cents and 13.5 cents per kilowatt hour....

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Saturday, November 09, 2013
Playing with Fire: Kahuku Windfarm to Install Molten Magnesium Batteries
By Andrew Walden @ 3:48 AM :: 5949 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...magnesium melts at 1202 degrees Fahrenheit and antimony melts at 1166 degrees Fahrenheit.....

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Friday, November 08, 2013
Proposed Kahuku Windfarm Would Kill Endangered Birds, Bats
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 3978 Views :: Energy, Environment
A public scoping meeting will be held on November 13, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kahuku Village Association Community Center....
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
No Blackout: RevoluSun Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 8903 Views :: Energy, Ethics

The revolution will not be televised, but on television last night, the RevoluSun was not blacked out....

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
HECO Pushes 9 Secret Solar Projects at Whopping 15.8 Cents Per KWH
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 4412 Views :: Democratic Party, Energy, Ethics
How many of the secret 9 contracts will funnel money out of your pocket via Solar City into the coffers of the National Democratic Party and its candidates?
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Molokai Ranch Reveals Alt-Energy Plan
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 3769 Views :: Maui County, Energy

Molokai Ranch, CEO, Clay Rumboa accompanied by Ranch Staff and the Ranch’s new developer, Princeton Energy Group based in San Francisco, California,  presented ....

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Monday, November 04, 2013
State: Geothermal Rights Case 'is no minor land dispute'
By Robert Thomas @ 5:31 PM :: 3477 Views :: Energy, Land Use
What's so important about the State's claimed reservation of mineral and metallic mines that had made it put up this kind of resistance?
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Friday, November 01, 2013
Big Wind’s Dirty Secret: Radioactive Waste
By NCPA @ 3:00 PM :: 3989 Views :: Energy, Environment

...between 4.9 million and 6.1 million pounds of radioactive waste were created to make these wind turbines....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
WSJ on Solar City: Cronyism in Full Force
By NCPA @ 3:26 PM :: 4802 Views :: Energy, Ethics

The increase in their stock prices has raised his net worth by more than $5 billion over the past year....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
HECO Warns Solar Contractors over Deceptive Sales Practices
By NCPA @ 3:23 PM :: 3785 Views :: Energy

A solar vendor is telling prospective customers that it has a "special arrangement" with Hawaiian Electric....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
HECO Solar Project Pays More Wholesale than Mainland Retail Rates
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 3115 Views :: Energy

This level of savings is equivalent to a 20-year power purchase agreement with a price of 14.5 cents per kilowatt-hour.  This compares to 8.9 cents per kwh RETAIL in Washington State....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Campbell Estate Files Response to State in Geothermal, Mineral Rights Case
By Robert Thomas @ 4:17 PM :: 2992 Views :: Energy, Land Use

Here's the Response to Application for Writ of Certiorari by the State of Hawaii, which opposes the State's cert app....

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Monday, October 21, 2013
Let the Wind Production Tax Credit Die Down Immediately
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:43 PM :: 2240 Views :: Energy

As the federal budget debate continues to heat up, one of the contentious energy policy battles is over the extension of the wind production tax credit....

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Installing a Solar PV System? Check with HECO first
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:50 PM :: 3824 Views :: Energy

On September 6, 2013, HECO announced a change to  its rules for connecting new PV systems to the electricity grid....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Supreme Court Asked: Who Owns Geothermal Rights in Hawaii?
By Robert Thomas @ 6:29 PM :: 4146 Views :: Energy, Land Use

The rub is that here, it is the State of Hawaii that is claiming the interest, the right to mineral and metallic mines (including geothermal rights) on several large parcels....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Fall-out from Hoku’s failed polysilicon project heats-up
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 3826 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits

A family-owned North Carolina-based manufacturer is calling upon the US federal government and governors from five states to probe the reasons why Hoku Corporation and its major partner in the project, Tianwei have failed to pay its debts and review its investment practices into foreign owned businesses....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Study: Wind Power Costs Taxpayers Billions of Dollars
By Selected News Articles @ 8:38 PM :: 2204 Views :: Energy
...the wind lobby is set to receive another extension on massive subsidies with little results to show for it....
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Monday, October 14, 2013
Ratepayers Soaked to Enrich Landowners as PUC Approves 10M Gallon HECO Biofuel Contract
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 3558 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

HBE is a consortium of three of Hawaii's largest landowners and three venture capital companies....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Legislative Committee Briefings Slated on Early Education, Solar Installations
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 2955 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

Solar October 14 -- Early Education October 16 ....

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Monday, October 07, 2013
United States Becomes Largest Oil-and-Gas Producer
By NCPA @ 1:15 PM :: 2049 Views :: Energy

The United States is overtaking Russia as the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas, a startling shift that is reshaping markets and eroding the clout of traditional energy-rich nations, says the Wall Street Journal....

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Thursday, October 03, 2013
KIUC Seeks PUC Approval for Monthly Meter Charges
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 3026 Views :: Energy

About 10 percent of the utility's 30,000 customers have opted not to use the smart meters. KIUC estimates the cost of reading and servicing those 3,000 meters to be about $340,000 a year....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Global Warming: Abercrombie Signs Majuro Declaration
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 3163 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii is the first sub-national government to sign onto the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership, presented Friday by the Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations Secretary General....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Wind and Solar Can't Save Climate
By NCPA @ 12:15 PM :: 3083 Views :: Energy, Environment

If policymakers are committed to reducing global carbon dioxide emissions, then they will have to get serious about promoting sources of electricity production that can compete with coal on price....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
New Global Warming Report: Less Scary, More Politics
By NCPA @ 11:36 PM :: 3272 Views :: Energy, Environment

The report acknowledges, finally, that the temperature has plateaued for 16 years now, which the scientists admit they can’t explain....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
PHOTOS: Campbell HS Students Rally for AC
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 3528 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...students from Campbell High School came in force today to the State Capitol to demand air conditioning for their oven-like classrooms....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Lawsuit: Ratepayers Challenge Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 2748 Views :: Energy

...ratepayers complaining of bills as high a $1600 and frequent power outages caused by termite-ridden overhead power poles are suing the State of Hawaii ....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Par Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Tesoro Refinery
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 2953 Views :: Energy

Barclays will provide crude oil and feed stocks to the refinery on a real time basis....

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Monday, September 23, 2013
VIDEO: Angered by Electric Bill, Hilo Man Chains Himself to HELCO Front Door
By Video @ 7:41 PM :: 4597 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living
'Helco Prisoner’ says his electric bills were $1000 to $1600 per month.
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Friday, September 20, 2013
UHERO: Hawaii's Energy Future
By UHERO @ 11:01 PM :: 3403 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

UHERO's ongoing research is looking at ways to cost-effectively achieve GHG reduction and meet the state's clean energy goals....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
'Green' Financiers: Hawaii has most 'diverse' tax credit, subsidy opportunities
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 2852 Views :: Energy

REFF-West is the largest renewable energy finance conference focused on West Coast energy issues. It is hosted by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney Energy Events....

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