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Monday, May 14, 2018
UHERO: Rolling Blackouts Can Hide Green Energy Rate Hikes
By UHERO @ 7:56 PM :: 2081 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 :: 2320 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 :: 2594 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 :: 3416 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 :: 2305 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 :: 4741 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 :: 2027 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 :: 2049 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 :: 1865 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 :: 2765 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 :: 2632 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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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Oahu LED Street Light Conversion Project set to begin
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 3758 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...converting approximately 53,500 city-owned street lights to more energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
Russia Behind Protests Against Dakota Access Pipeline
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:04 PM :: 3051 Views :: Energy, GMOs

...tag-team efforts of Russian trolls and ‘keep it in the ground’ activists....

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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Auditor: Hawaii PUC Another Tech Disaster in the Making
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:17 AM :: 2960 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...the PUC’s $2.8 million Document Management System (DMS) is almost universally considered by management and staff to be difficult to use, unreliable, slow, and obsolete, with staff developing elaborate workarounds to accommodate for the system’s shortcomings. Yet the PUC has no firm plans to fix or replace this problematic system....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Consumption
By News Release @ 12:35 PM :: 3016 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but due to low consumption, expenditures are 'only' 4th highest in the USA....

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hawaiian Electric Companies Claims 27% Renewable for 2017
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 2480 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Meanwhile: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08....

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hawaiian Electric: $36M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 2556 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...The bill impact of the interim rate is expected to be reduced by the application of anticipated corporate tax savings that are the result of the new federal tax law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Will Indonesia's new shipping law impact Hawaii coal imports?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:06 PM :: 3040 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...new regulations in October 2016 requiring coal and raw palm oil exporters to ship on Indonesian flag ships....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Jones Act leads to surreptitious imports of Russian LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 11:01 PM :: 3670 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was surreptitiously imported into the United States on January 28, 2018 at Boston, Massachusetts, in apparent violation of sanctions....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
DoE to Display Classroom Temperatures Online
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 2480 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...HIDOE's Thermal Comfort website features data collected from weather stations and indoor monitoring sensors at Hawaii's public schools....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 7176 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 3831 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with a maximum of $1,509 in Hawaii and a minimum of $993 in Alabama....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 2913 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...State and federal taxes are included in the base electric rate and with a lower federal tax, the tax rate imbedded in the bill will be reduced....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 3067 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Sunday, January 07, 2018
GEMS Takes One on the Chin from the PUC
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3676 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...the PUC has basically said that it expects the program to crash and burn....

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Saturday, January 06, 2018
​KIUC Nominating Committee Confirms Six Candidates
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 2740 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...six candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Auditors couldn't figure out what this state office does — or plans to do
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:16 AM :: 3830 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...Energy Office’s personnel costs now account for more than 90 percent of the office’s expenses....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Public has Property Right to a Clean Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 7:23 PM :: 4479 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use

...Does the Supreme Court now have three votes to kill the telescope?....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Nominations Open for KIUC Elections
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 2600 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...The Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative Nominating Committee has selected five candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Full Text--Hawaii Supreme Court Rules 3-2: Anybody Can Now Sue Anybody for Dirtying the Environment
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 4809 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use

...Chaos is Coming: You can sue too—Here are some ideas....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hawaii Mayors commit to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2045
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 3554 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Weasel Words Allow Continued use of Fossil Fuels....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 3350 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....

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Monday, December 04, 2017
Lalamilo: Big Island Wind Farm Wants Permit to Kill Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 2870 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received an application from the Lalamilo Wind Company LLC for an incidental take permit of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and the endangered Hawaiian petrel....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Energy: Reduced Budget Produces Increased Efficiency
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1853 Views :: Energy

...These two factors combined mean Hawai‘i Energy operated at its most efficient, lowest cost of acquired savings ever....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Governing Green Power: Realigning Institutions to Shovel Ratepayer Money to Elon Musk
By UHERO @ 3:15 PM :: 1974 Views :: Energy

...The complex system of the future that many of us envision — what some call Utility 2.0 — will require dynamic price setting....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
DLNR Hearing: Should Maui Windfarm be Allowed to Kill More Nene and Bats?
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 3451 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Plan to kill 41 Nene and 48 bats....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Rate Hike Coming: UH, HECO Conspire to Establish 'Green Tariff'
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 2764 Views :: Energy, Higher Education

...Lower energy costs to UH with HECO picking up the transmission tab means higher electric rates for consumers--just as has happened with rooftop solar....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
HECO Biofuel Contract—$7.69 per gallon
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 4246 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Last year biodiesel represented 2 percent of HECO’s oil and diesel consumption. (Translation: Its an expensive fig leaf for diesel plants.)....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
State Capitol Signs up for Non-Existent Seawater Air Conditioning Scheme
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 2966 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...a seawater jet powered by Hawaii tax credits is used to shoot pies up into the sky--electricity is generated by harnessing the energy of the pies as they fall back to Earth....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Hurricane? FEMA has a Plan for Hawaii and You Can See it Here
By Selected News Articles @ 1:30 AM :: 2698 Views :: Energy, Military

...The Hawaii plan includes granular details down to, for example, how many specially outfitted medical aircraft the federal government would send to Hawaii after a Category 4 hurricane. It also describes an 85-step process to restore electricity....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Audit: City Loses $36.5M by Not Recycling Paper and Plastic into Electricity
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 3640 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... cost-benefit comparison of recycling selected materials versus incinerating them at H-POWER ....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
DBEDT Community Forums on Electric Utility Ownership Models
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 2544 Views :: Energy

...The Hawaii legislature has directed the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to undertake a study on the future of utility ownership models on each island in Hawaii....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Hawaii Braces for High Costs of Renewable Energy Mandates
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 PM :: 3819 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...HECO has acknowledged rates could rise by more than 44 percent when PSIP is fully implemented....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Cool Schools: Ige Claims Success
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 3030 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"One thousand classrooms now have air conditioning, and over 300 more will be complete by the end of September. In addition, hundreds more have been cooled using other heat abatement strategies,” Gov. Ige said....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Cool Schools Buys Batteries, Solar and Shiny Stainless Steel Boxes
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 2936 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...There's a sucker born every minute....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
HEI to Burn $205M Helping Tax Credit Scammers Make More Money on Alt Energy
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 2915 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Elon Musk made lots of campaign contributions.  He expects to be repaid....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Killer Windfarms: Why do we subsidize the slaughter?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 3549 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a proposed Hawaii wind farm admits it will be lethal and seeks government permission to commence the killing....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
HECO Public Meetings to Discuss Plan for Massive Rate Hikes
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 3010 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Hawaiian Electric Company will host a public meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, at McKinley High School....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Hawaii Energy Costs--Low Usage vs High Rates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:23 PM :: 3220 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks 37th in monthly energy cost....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Secy Perry calls the Jones Act an impediment to energy independence
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 3229 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

“Regarding our ability to retrieve energy, we don’t need anybody. Transportation may be our biggest impediment.”

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