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Thursday, January 12, 2017
KIUC Signs 20MW ‘Peaker’ Battery Deal
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 3429 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

It will be the largest solar-plus-utility-scale-battery system in the state of Hawaiʻi and one of the biggest storage systems in the world....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Hawaiian Electric seeks onshore wind farm developers on Oahu
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 3265 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

The purpose of this announcement is to show that insufficient wind projects are proposed for Oahu thus justifying an inter-island cable ....

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Dean Nishina Appointed Consumer Advocate
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 3627 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

Nishina previously served in the role from December 2009 to January 2011....

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Friday, December 23, 2016
Land of Make-Believe: Hawaiian Electric Claims it Can Reach 48% Renewable by 2020
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 3769 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Renewable? 100% Does not Really Mean 100%....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
KIUC Nominating Committee Selects 6 Candidates for Board Election
By News Release @ 9:29 AM :: 3410 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

Members can also run for the cooperative’s board by submitting a petition with the names of at least 35 members by the close of business on Tuesday, January 3, 2017....

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:55 AM :: 3562 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a landmark report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released earlier this month....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
HECO Demands 7% Rate Hike–Blames Green Energy Schemers
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 3359 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Company cites spending $900M in grid upgrades for reliability, renewable energy....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Hu Honua: Green Power Plant Hits HELCO With $450M Antitrust Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 3519 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

The lawsuit by Hu Honua Bioenergy accuses Hawaii Electric Light of refusing to agree to extensions....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Trump Picks Montana Rep Zinke for Interior Secretary
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 6423 Views :: Akaka Bill, Energy, National News, Land Use

...Rep Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is a member of the House Natural Resources Committee....

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
KIUC Electric Rates Down 18%
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 3486 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The average price per kilowatt hour for KIUC members is down 18 percent in 2016 when compared to 2008....

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 3964 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Pruitt led the fight against the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and the Renewable Fuel Standard....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 4229 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...18 Nene killed by the Kaheawa Pastures turbines with ridiculously small search areas and infrequent search intervals....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Exposed: How Windfarms Hide Millions of Bird Deaths
By Selected News Articles @ 7:19 PM :: 4244 Views :: Energy, Environment

...these turbines are contributing to species extinction faster than any other source of energy....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Hawaii to be Stuck With Another Crackpot Project Nobody Else Wants: Floating wind farm?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 AM :: 2567 Views :: Energy

Norwegian energy giant Statoil is mulling a floating wind farm in Hawaii, its first offshore foray in the U.S. since abandoning a test project off Maine three years ago....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Lindsey Spent Millions of OHA Dollars on Geothermal Scheme
By Video @ 10:18 PM :: 4174 Views :: Energy, Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...OHAʻs Dirty Geothermal Secret.....

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Island Energy Completes Acquisition Of Chevron's Hawaii Assets
By News Release @ 5:59 AM :: 2453 Views :: Energy

Island Energy Services, LLC ("Island Energy"), an entity controlled by One Rock Capital Partners, LP, yesterday completed its acquisition of Chevron U.S.A. Inc.'s refining, distribution and retail assets located in Hawaii....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Lower Oil Prices Benefit Hawaii Most of All
By News Release @ 2:11 AM :: 3493 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Expenditures on gasoline and other energy goods declined 27.4 percent in Hawaii....

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Saturday, October 29, 2016
Clean Energy Fraud: Puna Geothermal Operator Settles with Feds
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 3076 Views :: Energy

...submitting false applications for federal clean energy grants to which they were not entitled....

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Wind a Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 2659 Views :: Energy

...Four large power plants could produce as much electricity as offshore wind turbines placed side by side along the entire Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Florida....

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Saturday, October 22, 2016
HECO Touts Wholesale Solar Rates Higher than Mainland Retail Rates
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 2996 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Only 8 states have RETAIL rates higher than the 0.145 per kwh WHOLESALE rate HECO is touting here as if it were a good price for erratic electricity....

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Hawaii Proves Solar Power’s Dependence on Subsidies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 3520 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

After Hawaii’s lucrative net metering program ended last October, the solar industry in the state lost about 450 jobs. Total employment now is just above 600....

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time-of-Use Rates Punish Evening Consumers with 55% Rate Hike on Oahu
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 3472 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Here's how the rates will compare with current residential rates....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Clinton: Phony Anti-Fracking Groups are Russian Plot
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 2947 Views :: Energy, Environment

...it turns out that Hillary Clinton confirmed this fact in a private speech to tinePublic on June 18, 2014....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Fitch: GEMS are 'Outstanding' Because of Built-In Rate Hike Mechanism
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 2491 Views :: Energy

"As homeowners default, the 'true-up mechanism' allows your electric bill to be increased to pay for the deadbeats."

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
PUC Approves ‘Time of Use’ Electric Rates
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 3345 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

TOU rates are higher during the evening when the overall electricity demand is greatest....

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
HELCO Proposes $19.3M Rate Hike, Blames Trees
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 4410 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

If approved, a typical residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours on Hawaiʽi Island would increase by $9.31 a month to $171.16....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Efforts to Expand GEMS Loan Programs Shot Down by Consumer Advocate, PUC
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 3445 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...the Hawai`i Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA), which manages GEMS, attempted in July to expand the pool of potential beneficiaries with a proposal to fund energy-saving initiatives of large corporations, with a minimum loan amount of $1 million....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Judge Upholds Gorak for PUC
By News Release @ 12:18 AM :: 3101 Views :: Energy, Ethics

Judge Edwin C. Nacino ruled today that Governor Ige’s appointment of Tom Gorak to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was valid....

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Monday, August 22, 2016
Clean Energy: HECO Breaks Ground on New Diesel Plant
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 2922 Views :: Energy

Diesel helps keep electricity expensive effectively subsidizing solar and wind scammers who contribute to the national Democrats....

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
GEMS as a Target for Raiding?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4130 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Taxes

...it is very tempting when lawmakers find a large cache of unused money....

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Monday, August 08, 2016
Audit: How Hawaii VA Solar Project Delayed 21 Months
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 3123 Views :: Energy, Military

...VA Drops Millions on Delayed Solar Power Projects....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Moody’s Hawaiian Electric Downgrade due to “unpredictable and highly political regulatory environment”
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 2999 Views :: Energy

...Approximately $600 million of debt affected....

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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Why it’s so expensive to cool Hawaii’s schools
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 AM :: 3764 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...dividing the project into an AC portion and an energy portion would greatly reduce the per-classroom cost....

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Hawaii Offshore Windfarms An Expensive ‘Political Agenda’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:34 PM :: 2587 Views :: Energy

...the Interior Department is accepting bids for offshore wind leases in two areas off the Hawaiian island of Oahu....

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Begins Peddling Batteries
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 2259 Views :: Energy

Barrons: Hawaii Only Place Anybody is Talking About Solar Battery Storage....

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
TOU Pricing: A Cool New Way to Raise Your Electric Rates
By UHERO @ 10:13 PM :: 2199 Views :: Energy

...The proposed rates have the highest cost during the on-peak period from 5pm to 10pm....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
KIUC: 40% Renewable for 2016
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 3035 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...on track to burn almost 10 million gallons less oil than it did in 2006....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Hawaiian Electric: Significant Alt-Energy Projects Underway Without NextEra
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 2043 Views :: Energy

...projects and initiatives by Hawaiian Electric to significantly increase its production of renewable energy by the end of the decade....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 3950 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment, Ethics

... Schools could have been cooled already but DoE insiders had to reward crony contractors so the keiki will just have to suffer until next year ....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
DoH Socks Hawaii’s Last Cane Plantation with $600K Fine
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 3412 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Suddenly biomass is not clean energy?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Hawaiian Electric withdraws request for approval of LNG contract and generation upgrades
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 2826 Views :: Energy

Now you know what the NextEra fight was all about....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Will Move Forward as an Independent Company
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 2244 Views :: Energy

No mention of LNG in this news release....

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Monday, July 18, 2016
EPA Imposes $425M in Costs on Tesoro, Parr Refineries
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2796 Views :: Energy, Environment

Under the settlement, the two companies will spend about $403 million to install and operate pollution control equipment....

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Monday, July 18, 2016
NextEra Quits Hawaii Short $95M
By News Release @ 11:30 AM :: 2181 Views :: Energy

NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries announce termination of Merger Agreement....

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 2808 Views :: Energy, Ethics

Morita is petitioning the court to order Gorak to state the authority under which Gorak claims to be a PUC commissioner....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
PUC Rejects NextEra Deal 2-0: Gorak Abstains
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2548 Views :: Energy

In a 2-0 decision, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission today dismissed without prejudice....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
GEMS: State Asks Cronies for $150M in Schemes
By News Release @ 9:03 PM :: 2461 Views :: Energy

Eligible proposers include financiers, developers, equipment manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, and other clean energy industry participants....

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Full Text: AG Opinion Backs Ige’s PUC Appointment
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 2128 Views :: Energy

...OKs Ige to appoint (anti-NextEra) Tom Gorak on an interim basis to the Public Utilities Commission after (pro NextEra) Commissioner Mike Champley’s term expired....

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
NextEra: Kouchi Asks for Formal Opinion from Attorney General (Full Text)
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 2487 Views :: Energy
In light of your informal opinions via letters dated June 27, 2016 and June 30, 2016, are Attorney General Opinions 73-7 and 80-4 null, void and overturned?
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Friday, July 01, 2016
Ige Signs Cool Schools, Water Bills
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 3217 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...HB 2569 (Act 176) which aims to expedite the goals of the Department of Education to cool Hawai‘i’s schools, reduce energy costs, meet Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals....

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