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Monday, July 29, 2013
Skeletons in the Closet of the Wind
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 8953 Views :: Energy
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Big Cable Could Cost Consumers 12 cents per Kwh
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 3286 Views :: Energy

As much as an additional 12 cents/kilowatt hour could be added to each HECO bill on O`ahu, just for the undersea cable, according to an Integrated Resource Planning Final Report filed recently with the PUC....

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Friday, July 26, 2013
‘Sue and Settle’: Secret backroom deals by bureaucrats and enviros hurt economy
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 3883 Views :: Energy, Environment

Sue and Settle process has left Hawaii burdened with an EPA mandated ‘Regional Haze’ plan which forces human emitters to make up for emissions from Kilauea Volcano....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
KSBE, ML&P, Grove Farm Plan to Chop Down Thousands of Trees
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 3949 Views :: Energy, Agriculture

The feedstock for the biofuel is anticipated to be woody biomass-based....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Soaring Renewable Fuel Costs Spark New Fight over Ethanol Mandate
By NCPA @ 1:08 PM :: 3441 Views :: Energy, Agriculture

Renewable fuel credit prices rose to record highs recently, reigniting the debate over repealing the federal government's ethanol mandate....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Hawaii Ranks #3 in Solar Installations Per Capita
By News Release @ 1:24 PM :: 3364 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

States with more homeowners and businesses “going solar” share these policies....

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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Solar Scam: DoE Overpays $612M for Athletic Supporter?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:27 AM :: 6114 Views :: Education K-12, Energy
“I don’t think you understand the gravity of the situation as it now stands.”
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Friday, July 19, 2013
Fracking Reduces Prices and CO2 Emissions
By NCPA @ 12:02 PM :: 2270 Views :: Energy

Gas is not only cleaner than coal, but the United States has become the largest producer of natural gas....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Phony Checks: Hawaii Better Business Bureau Warns About Green Energy Scam
By News Release @ 4:57 PM :: 4005 Views :: Energy

This company holds a BBB rating of “F” due in part to failing to answer 45 of 87 complaints against the business....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Alm to Retire from HECO
By News Release @ 4:36 AM :: 2887 Views :: Energy

...we’ve set a course to provide even more low-cost clean energy to our customers....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Auditor: DoE Rigged Billion Dollar Solar Contract to Favor Chevron
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 7394 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics
Hawaii fired an auditor for pointing out that a Chevron Energy project bid would cost the state $284 million more than a competitor....
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
After Receiving Campaign Cash, OHA Trustees Give $1.25M to Insolvent Geothermal Company
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 AM :: 7133 Views :: Energy, OHA
If OHA were more skilled at 'due diligence' it would have spotted the million dollar loan IDG's New Zealand partner wrote off last year....
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
U.S. Oil Boom Stabilizes Global Prices
By NCPA @ 6:27 PM :: 3022 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

a thick new blanket of North American oil cushioning the markets....

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Friday, July 05, 2013
An Insight on the Cost of Paradise
By UHERO @ 1:57 PM :: 57874 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living
While the US average for April 2013 hovered at 12 cents/kwh, Hawai‘i paid 37 cents/kwh for electricity....
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Abercrombie Signs 9 Bills: Wind Farms Must Pay for Decommissioning
By News Release @ 10:34 PM :: 3609 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

HB1149 (Relating to Wind Energy Facilities) requires a wind energy facility owner to be responsible for facility decommissioning and provide evidence of financial security....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Hawaii Electric Vehicle Fuel Cost Nearly the Same as Gasoline
By UHERO @ 4:08 AM :: 3352 Views :: Energy

both of the objectives mentioned by the US Energy Secretary are harder to achieve in Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
UHERO: Is Hawaii Losing Its Middle Class?
By UHERO @ 4:04 AM :: 3879 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

rising food and housing costs, a challenged public school system and few professional opportunities in a tourist-driven economy....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
CNHA Questions OHA Geothermal 'Investment'
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3837 Views :: Energy, OHA

Out of nowhere, all of sudden, OHA has an appetite for equity investments into high risk privately owned enterprises....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
HECO to Shutter Plants, Refocus on 'Low Cost' Renewables
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 2928 Views :: Energy

"Lowering customers’ costs by accelerating development of low-cost, fast track utility-scale renewable energy projects...."

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Friday, June 28, 2013
SB1087: GEMS for Solar Scammers
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 3843 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits
The Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program is an innovative financing model....
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Hawaii: An Energy and Economic Analysis
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 4114 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Electricity demand in Hawaii is among the lowest in the country....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Obama Climate Policy: Poor Will be Hardest Hit
By NCPA @ 3:44 PM :: 3063 Views :: Energy, Environment

If President Obama’s proposed power plant emissions controls are enacted, it will destroy utilities burning coal, hike energy costs while making zero impact on earth’s climate...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
HECO Plans to Give Away Millions to Wind Scammers, Lock in Ultra-High Rates
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 3230 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Combined, the projects have committed to sell electricity to Hawaiian Electric at an average price of 15.9 cents per kilowatt-hour. This is ... the current cost of generating electricity from oil....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Hu Honua Biomass Construction Halted as Pipefitters, Boilermakers Fight for Control
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3971 Views :: Energy, Environment
Rumors had been circulating for the last couple of weeks that the construction company had pulled its workers off the site as a result of failure to be paid...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
U.S. Oil Notches Record Growth
By NCPA @ 1:50 PM :: 2045 Views :: Energy

U.S. crude oil production grew by more than 1 million barrels a day last year, the largest increase in the world and the largest in U.S. history....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Tesoro Finds Buyer to Own, Operate Kapolei Refinery
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 3958 Views :: Energy
This is a defeat for Abercrombie who did everything he could to kill the refinery....
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Monday, June 10, 2013
Biofuels Spike World Food Prices, Malnutrition Grows
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 3118 Views :: Energy, Agriculture

The spike in food prices, coupled with the global economic crisis, halted and even reversed the long-time trend in reducing malnutrition....

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Thursday, June 06, 2013
Lanai Video: Money for Murdock, Rate Hikes for Oahu
By Video @ 1:21 PM :: 2720 Views :: Energy

Friends of Lana’i recently launched a 60 second television commercial on Hawaii’s KHNL’s 5:00 PM news....

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Thursday, June 06, 2013
No Transparency in Alternative-Energy Incentives
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 3037 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Americans have no idea how much taxpayers and consumers, through higher energy bills, are spending to subsidize all of those green energy projects....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Hawaiian Electric Cuts Earnings After PUC Orders Consumer Refund
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 2928 Views :: Energy

Excluding the refund of MECO revenues attributed to 2012, the EPS guidance range would be $0.02 higher....

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Monday, June 03, 2013
Class Action Lawsuit Seeks To End Hawaiian Electric Industries Monopoly
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 4452 Views :: Energy

Online less than two weeks, the petition has 2,935 signatures....

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Friday, May 31, 2013
VIDEO: I Aloha Molokai ‘Bottom Up Planning’
By Video @ 2:42 PM :: 2922 Views :: Energy

I Aloha Molokai looks at bottom up planning ....

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Friday, May 31, 2013
New Global Energy Leader: The United States
By NCPA @ 1:51 PM :: 2549 Views :: Energy

the United States has blown past Russia to become the world's largest producer of natural gas, and America will shortly occupy the number one position in oil production as well....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Shipping Industry under “environmental siege”
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 4870 Views :: Energy, Environment, Jones Act

a “huge, politically inspired environmental agenda” which would impose significant costs on the industry at a time when it could least afford them....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Public Meetings: HECO to Hear Comments on Resource Planning
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 2857 Views :: Energy

...part of the Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) process, which looks at how the utilities will meet future energy needs....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Biomass: Hugging a Burning Tree
By NCPA @ 1:51 PM :: 3334 Views :: Energy, Environment

biomass could diminish biodiversity, over-extract water, make food more expensive and potentially increase carbon emissions....

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wind Farms Get Pass on Eagle Deaths
By NCPA @ 1:25 PM :: 2889 Views :: Energy, Environment

A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground...

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Exporting Natural Gas: Is it Beneficial?
By NCPA @ 10:54 AM :: 2173 Views :: Energy

Current law requires the federal government to approve all sales of U.S. gas abroad....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Energy Independence Coming: US Foreign Oil Imports Down 40%
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 2242 Views :: Energy

The industry is expected to grow for many decades as the proven reserves of America's shale gas formations continue to grow....

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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Geothermal: Hundreds Denounce Mililani Trask
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 6063 Views :: Energy

...dismay that their current mayor, Billy Kenoi and lobbyists like Mililani Trask, claim to speak for them....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Legislature, Steelworkers Ask Abercrombie for Union Seat on Tesoro Refinery Task Force
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 3181 Views :: Energy

...urges Governor Neil Abercrombie to add a USW Local 12-591 member to the Hawaii Refinery Task Force and to broaden the issues the task force will review....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Tesoro Bidder: Dismantle Refinery, Ship it to China
By Selected News Articles @ 1:20 PM :: 4567 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

“It’s not the easiest place in the world to do business,” one market source said of Hawaii.....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Hawaii Gas delays LNG shipping container program
By Michael Hansen @ 3:25 AM :: 7128 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
Hawaii Gas says they withdrew their LNG shipping container application with the PUC so that they can concentrate on another application with the PUC covering a new naphtha feedstock agreement with Tesoro....
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Saturday, May 04, 2013
Gasoline Consumption Drops Sharply
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:57 PM :: 4365 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy
If this pattern is sustained, then all climate initiatives need to be shelved... "2040 targets" are already met!
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Saturday, May 04, 2013
$2.5M Per Job: Honeywell CEO Defensive About Kapolei Biofuel Refinery
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 4199 Views :: Energy, Economy

Honeywell CEO "Comfortable" Taking $25 Million from Taxpayers to Create Only Ten Jobs....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
HECO: Renewables Hit 13.9% for 2012
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 2697 Views :: Energy
The 13.9 percent achievement was an improvement over the 12 percent reported for 2011....
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
House, Senate Approve Resolution Challenging Big Cable, Big Wind
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 3078 Views :: Energy

Governor is requested to engage and work with Lanai, Molokai, and the other neighbor island communities when formulating energy policy ....

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
As CEO Pay Hits $5.8M, Hawaiian Electric Flunks Executive Compensation Scorecard
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 AM :: 3259 Views :: Energy
... Do HEI execs have their own private "decoupling" scheme?
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Friday, April 26, 2013
HB252: Video Mocks Sen Galuteria's Frankenstein Bill
By Video @ 1:59 PM :: 4853 Views :: Akaka Bill, Energy, OHA

"Now I know what it's like to be God."

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Oahu Biofuel Plant: Honeywell CEO to Face Questions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:27 PM :: 2881 Views :: Energy

...the $25 million taxpayer gift was specifically allocated for a biofuels demonstration plant to be built on Oahu....

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