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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
No Blackout: RevoluSun Exposed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 9399 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 :: 4866 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 :: 4097 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 :: 3863 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 :: 4368 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 :: 5109 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 :: 4044 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 :: 3503 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 :: 3330 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 :: 2523 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 :: 4213 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 :: 4632 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 :: 4332 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 :: 2420 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 :: 3905 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 :: 3330 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 :: 2326 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 :: 3351 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 :: 3467 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 :: 3465 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 :: 3645 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 :: 3880 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 :: 3037 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 :: 3314 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 :: 4967 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 :: 3698 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 :: 3147 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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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
H-Power Recognized for Excellence in Waste to Energy
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 3290 Views :: Energy

Silver Excellence Award in the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) category for H-POWER by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
NY Bank Collects Royalties on Hawaii Windfarms
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 3105 Views :: Energy

$100 million to acquire a portfolio of land leases and lease royalties from solar projects from Hawaii to New York....

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Par Petroleum: Tesoro Buyer's History of Insider Trading, Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 5383 Views :: Energy
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Friday, September 13, 2013
State says LNG is Hawaii’s next energy source
By Michael Hansen @ 5:50 PM :: 4631 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the state would need to rely upon liquefied natural gas (LNG) brought in from the U.S. mainland ... to mitigate the high costs associated with generating electricity from liquid petroleum fuels....

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Monday, September 09, 2013
‘Green’ Energy Lobbyists Rate Hawaii C-
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 4132 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Blue Planet Foundation first annual Energy Report Card for Hawai‘i....

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Monday, September 09, 2013
Deadline Sept 27: $30M Available For New Round of Hi-Tech Scam Companies
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 4386 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

We would like to invite to you apply for up to $1M....

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Monday, September 09, 2013
Expensive Energy Efficiency: Hawaii Top Spender
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 3000 Views :: Energy

Hawaii ranks first in the nation for energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) investment per capita....

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Monday, September 09, 2013
Big Cable at Center of New State Energy Policy
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 3570 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

The new policy outlines the State of Hawaii’s commitment to make long-term investments in technology to enable an integrated system based on clean energy resources....

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Sunday, September 08, 2013
Geothermal: How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money
By Andrew Walden @ 10:31 PM :: 5247 Views :: Energy, OHA

How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money?  Put the charges on their electric bill....

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Friday, September 06, 2013
HECO Opens Door to More Rooftop Solar
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3976 Views :: Energy

The new threshold for a possible interconnection study is 100% of the daytime minimum circuit load, increased from 75% ....

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Friday, September 06, 2013
Hawaiian Electric Company’s Integrated Resource Plan – Welcome to Fantasy Island!
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 3414 Views :: Energy

The challenge facing Hawaii can be visualized through two charts which focus on renewable generation in 2012....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
HECO to Shutter Honolulu Power Plant
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 3086 Views :: Energy

Hawaiian Electric Company will deactivate its Honolulu Power Plant on Jan. 31, 2014....

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
HECO: Biodiesel Price Must be Competitive With Diesel
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 3767 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The Hawaiian Electric Companies today began a search for suppliers of cleaner fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel....

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
UH Manoa has New Trick to Justify Lack of Global Warming: Reverse Cause and Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 3770 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Despite the continued increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, the annual-mean global temperature has not risen in the twenty-first century challenging the prevailing view that anthropogenic forcing causes climate warming."

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency's Ethanol Band-Aid
By NCPA @ 3:14 PM :: 2145 Views :: Energy

the EPA on August 6 finally revealed the amount of ethanol that is expected to be blended into gasoline in 2013....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Next 100 MW Power Plant for Oahu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:45 AM :: 3337 Views :: Energy

Waste-to-energy and Geothermal power plants are among the best choices....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Feds Push Expensive Offshore Windfarms for Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 3378 Views :: Energy

BOEM’s Pacific Region is responsible for managing the development of ... renewable energy resources (wind, wave, ocean current) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
U.S. Oil Reserves Reach Highest Level in 28 Years
By NCPA @ 1:30 PM :: 2238 Views :: Energy

U.S. proven reserves of crude oil and lease condensate totaled 29.5 billion barrels in 2011, a 15 percent increase....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Biomass: The Alternative Energy Hoax
By NCPA @ 12:14 PM :: 2551 Views :: Energy
In 1990, wind produced 0.0038 percent of the world's energy; it is now producing 0.29 percent. Solar-electric power has gone from essentially zero to 0.04 percent....
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Why Fracking Could End the Age of Gas Price Spikes
By NCPA @ 1:59 PM :: 2399 Views :: Energy

For decades, a specter has haunted the U.S. economy: surging gas prices....

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Thursday, August 08, 2013
PUC Chief Counsel Quits
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 3997 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

Awakuni has served as chief counsel for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) since 2011....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Climate Plan Would Kill Hundreds of Millions of Birds and Bats
By NCPA @ 2:52 PM :: 3204 Views :: Energy, Environment

U.S. wind turbines kill 1.4 million birds and bats every year, while producing just 3 percent of U.S. electricity....

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Thursday, August 01, 2013
Federal Study: Hydraulic Fracturing Doesn't Contaminate Water Supplies
By NCPA @ 10:55 AM :: 2198 Views :: Energy

The study, done by the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, marked the first time that a drilling company let government scientists inject special tracers into the fracking fluid and then continue regular monitoring....

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