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Monday, November 05, 2018
Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2236 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals....

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Sunday, November 04, 2018
It’s Real Property Because We Said So!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2113 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Taxes

...a case now pending in the Hawaii Supreme Court that may give us some insight on county real property taxes and their limits....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
Oahu: Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts
By News Release @ 1:10 AM :: 1456 Views :: Energy

...wind generation is down to zero.  Then that pesky Sun thingy went and set on us.  No solar....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hawaii Electricity Prices to Jump 20% Thanks to New Ship Fuel Requirements
By Selected News Articles @ 7:14 PM :: 1835 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...The state depends on mostly low-sulfur fuel oil for about 70 percent of its power. In 2020, though, demand for that fuel is expected to surge, pushing up prices....

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Monday, October 29, 2018
The Cost of Utilities: Hawaii Pays the Most in USA
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 1886 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Aloha State utilities cost $730.86 -- $202.90 more than #2 Alaska....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Highest in USA--Hawaii Electric Rates a Burden for Low Income
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 1977 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...How Affordable is Your Electricity? Comparing Electric Rates, Bills, and Burden....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Bat Killing Windfarm Buys Enviro Support for $2.75M
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1764 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Bat Killing Windfarm partially bankrolls purchase of 2,882 acres of Central Oʻahu forest and fallow lands from Dole Food Company....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kawailoa Windfarm: New Plan is to Kill 265 Bats, 24 Petrels
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 1597 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The public may send comments to the Approving Agency -- DLNR ....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
Auditor Looks at HDoT Energy Savings Contracts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:22 AM :: 1403 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...all four annual savings reports filed by Johnson Controls through 2017 indicated that actual savings exceeded energy contract guaranteed savings for each period....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
ACEEE: Hawaii Scores Points for GEMS Scheme
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 1334 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranked 16th in the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, falling one position compared to 2017....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
HEI Rate Payers to Pony up $2.6B for 1055 MW of Batteries
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 1794 Views :: Energy

...Do the Math: US EIA says median cost for energy storage is $2,500 per kw x 1,000 for mw x 1,055 mw = $2.64B project cost -- just for the storage....

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Monday, October 08, 2018
Gabbard Bill Would Require U.S. to be 100% fossil free by 2035
By Selected News Articles @ 7:04 PM :: 1769 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation

...introduced with relatively little public notice in September 2017, the OFF Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), is gaining support from Democrat political candidates across the nation....

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Friday, October 05, 2018
Harvard: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 AM :: 1621 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Climate Action Plan: Preconceived Outcome Set for Public Meetings
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 2097 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...During the meetings participants will engage in a “game” that sparks discussion about the best way to transition O‘ahu to a clean energy future and meet stated goals under the Paris climate agreement....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Green Energy Mandates a Tax on Poor People
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 1874 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...Hawaii’s governor signed a 100 percent mandate in 2015, making it the first state in the country to require its entire energy mix to originate from renewables. California passed a similar bill in August....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Paris Accord: Ige Promises to Keep Raising Taxes and Electric Rates
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 1730 Views :: Energy, Environment

...“Politics runs on money. Billions of dollars."....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Monopoly: Par Pacific to Buy Second Hawaii Refinery
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 1900 Views :: Energy

...Par intends to utilize the acquired assets for continued refining operations to supply fuel to IES, which will allow IES to fulfill certain utility fuel supply contracts in Hawaii....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
As SEC Closes in on Elon Musk, UHERO Continues to Dream Up New Ways to Send Him Money
By UHERO @ 1:29 AM :: 1766 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...This study asks the question, how valuable is residential real-time pricing (RTP) in comparison to time-of-use (TOU) rates to absorb increasing sources of intermittent renewable energy?....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
EPA Releases Long-Delayed Report Showing Ethanol Hurts Environment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 2847 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Tax Credits

...including ethanol in the U.S. gas supply is wreaking havoc on the atmosphere and soil....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Ige Appoints Jon Yoshimura to Espero's Senate Seat
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 1597 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...Yoshimura will represent District 19 until a new senator is elected in November’s General Election. Yoshimura is not running for the seat....

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Eco-Hypesters Complain About ‘Dirty’ Clean Energy 
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 1891 Views :: Energy, Environment

...maybe anti-GMO dupes in skeleton suits will now start showing up at the filthy crony-capitalist Hu Honua biomass station....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Lalamilo: Newly Built Windfarm in Default after 10 Months--Demands Subsidy
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 PM :: 2968 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...the new Lalamilo windfarm follows in the path of the old Lalamilo windfarm -- but first they want a subsidy funded by higher water rates....

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
HECO -- 12 Applications for Community Solar Projects in First 10 days
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1571 Views :: Energy

...four applications for capacity on Oahu, four for Maui Island, three for Hawaii Island, and one for Molokai from proposed subscriber organizations....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Hawaii Highest Energy Costs--Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 2254 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 3410 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
KIUC Paying $3.2 Million to Co-op Members
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 1702 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...“We had excellent financial results in 2017, which allows us to exercise one of the fundamental benefits of being a not-for-profit cooperative that is owned by the members it serves,” stated Allan Smith, Chairman of the KIUC Board of Directors....

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Friday, July 06, 2018
After Years of Hype: Hawaii Electricity Still 82.4% Coal and Oil
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 2367 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...and this was before the geothermal plant was overrun by lava....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
PUC Orders $107M Hawaii Electric Rate CUT--Thanks to President Donald J Trump
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 2351 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This rate decrease reflects the impacts of the recently enacted federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
SNOPES: Did Fracking Cause Volcanic Activity on Hawaii’s Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 3026 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Fracking does not take place on Hawaii’s Big Island, but that is far from the only problem with this absurd conspiracy theory….

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
UHERO: Wind and Solar will Drive up Electric Rates a Lot More
By UHERO @ 3:06 AM :: 2405 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...the variability of solar and wind power makes the system-wide costs grow considerably as their share of the power mix rises....

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
PUC: Geothermal Shutdown Means Higher Rates, Dirtier Air
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 2640 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... PUC Plan: More solar and energy efficiency programs ....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
PUC seeks public comment on Electric Vehicle road map
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 1728 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

... 5 ways to transfer more of your money to Elon Musk ....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wind Farms Request Permission to Kill More Bats, Petrels, and Nene
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 2431 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Public meetings: The three public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Community Discussion on Electric Utility Regulatory Models
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 1448 Views :: Energy

...As directed by the Hawaii State Legislature, the Department of Business, Economic Development and  Tourism (DBEDT) is conducting a study on alternative electric utility and regulatory models in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 2682 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...Net zero does not mean zero. Hawaii can cause a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions and call it net zero....

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Sunday, June 03, 2018
After Decades of Hysteria--Lava Covers Geothermal Well-AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 2138 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Lava Covers Four Corners, Hundreds of Homes Cut off
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 6110 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are isolated due to lava inundation of Beach Road at Four Corners....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Who is Driving Electric Vehicles in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 9:42 PM :: 2246 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...An analysis of factors that affect EV adoption in Hawaii....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
BLNR Approves Another Windfarm for Kahuku
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 1682 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...BLNR has given the greenlight to Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings LLC’s Na Pua Makani Power Partners LLC’s plans to build a 25-megawatt wind farm near Kahuku....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 1876 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Dynamic pricing = 'Voluntary' rolling blackouts or brownouts.  You agree to use at certain hours and not at others ....

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
GEM$ Launches On-Bill Financing for Solar
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 2115 Views :: Energy

...money can be transferred directly from your electric bill to needy Silicon Valley billionaires....

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Hawaii Electric Utilities Get Prize for Giving Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 2332 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Largely due to the Tesla solar-plus-storage facility that opened in March 2017, KIUC added 415.3 watts of storage per customer in 2017, more than eight times as much storage as second place honoree Tucson Electric Power....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 3104 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
On Holiest Day, Hawaiian Electric Renews Pledge of Obedience to Eco Religion
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 2101 Views :: Energy, Environment

...this can only mean one thing--more rate hikes coming....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 4351 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Honolulu Among U.S. Solar Leading Cities in New Report
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 1853 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Each year, the survey ranks nearly 70 of the nation’s major cities by megawatts of solar energy....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
HECO Plans to Transfer More of Your Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 1906 Views :: Energy

...Broad economic, environmental benefits described in electrification of transportation 'roadmap'....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Rate Hikes Coming: Ige Names Green Energy Maven to PUC
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1718 Views :: Energy

...your green is burned to create their energy....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Taxpayers and Ratepayers Forced to Fund HECO Flywheel Scheme
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2558 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Notice that they never mention the Cost?....

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
KIUC Board Election Results
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 2372 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Newly-elected director Janet L. Kass will join incumbent directors David Iha and Teofilo Phil Tacbian who have been re-elected....

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