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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Lindsey Spent Millions of OHA Dollars on Geothermal Scheme
By Video @ 10:18 PM :: 5074 Views :: Energy, Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...OHAʻs Dirty Geothermal Secret.....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Island Energy Completes Acquisition Of Chevron's Hawaii Assets
By News Release @ 5:59 AM :: 2914 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 :: 4071 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 :: 3579 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 :: 3123 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 :: 3522 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 :: 4018 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 :: 4079 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 :: 3484 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 :: 3313 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 :: 4005 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 :: 5284 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 :: 4026 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 :: 3649 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 :: 3328 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 :: 4802 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Taxes

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

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Audit: How Hawaii VA Solar Project Delayed 21 Months
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 3691 Views :: Energy, Military

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

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Moody’s Hawaiian Electric Downgrade due to “unpredictable and highly political regulatory environment”
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 3579 Views :: Energy

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

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Why it’s so expensive to cool Hawaii’s schools
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 AM :: 4542 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 3, 2016
Hawaii Offshore Windfarms An Expensive ‘Political Agenda’
By Selected News Articles @ 7:34 PM :: 3176 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 3, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Begins Peddling Batteries
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 2656 Views :: Energy

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

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
TOU Pricing: A Cool New Way to Raise Your Electric Rates
By UHERO @ 10:13 PM :: 2574 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 :: 3621 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 :: 2512 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 :: 4705 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 :: 4087 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 :: 3264 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 :: 2639 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 :: 3338 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 :: 2534 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 :: 3246 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 :: 3033 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 :: 2958 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 :: 2558 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 6, 2016
NextEra: Kouchi Asks for Formal Opinion from Attorney General (Full Text)
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 2991 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 1, 2016
Ige Signs Cool Schools, Water Bills
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 3951 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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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ige Appoints New PUC Commissioner, Secures 2-1 Majority Against NextEra
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 AM :: 3234 Views :: Energy

...Iwase said he is hopeful a decision could come by next week--but not in the next two days....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
HB2231: New law makes it easier to finance energy co-ops
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 3654 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...this act allows for the use of state special purpose revenue bonds to be used to finance publicly owned energy cooperatives....

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Energy monitoring and management coming to 250 public schools
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 3464 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

All public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Hawaiian Electric Companies' service territory are receiving new, intelligent, energy-monitoring devices and software....

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki: Feds Declare Open Season
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 4413 Views :: Energy

...a call for information and nominations to gauge the wind industry’s interest in commercial wind leases in two areas offshore Oahu....

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Rogue Systems: Top Solar Contractor Busted for Lying to Hawaii Consumers
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 3895 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...after allegedly misrepresenting information related to requirements for interconnecting solar energy systems....

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Friday, June 3, 2016
HECO Customers Keep Paying On Unused $144 Million GEMS Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 4239 Views :: Energy, Taxes

For a short while earlier this year, it looked as though the $144 million in the state’s bond-financed Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) account might actually get used....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Ethics: Hawaii DoT Capital Improvements Director in Bed with Parsons Brinckerhoff–Literally
By News Release @ 2:56 PM :: 5331 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Rail

...her spouse was employed by Parsons as a Vice President and was Parsons’ principal consultant and a point of contact for 12 DOT Parsons Projects....

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Floating Windfarm Electricity Costs More Than Double
By Selected News Articles @ 5:25 PM :: 2581 Views :: Energy

Floating turbine foundations cost about eight times more than seafloor-based supports for their conventional counterparts....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Hawaiian Electric: Natural Gas Can Save Ratepayers $3.7B
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 2625 Views :: Energy
Over 8M barrels less oil imported annually
4M tons less greenhouse gas emissions 
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Saturday, May 14, 2016
When Classrooms Get Too Hot, Laie Parents Take Matters into Their Own Hands
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:48 PM :: 3911 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

Jennifer Kajiyama and Carol Feinga are part of Keep Laie Cool, an initiative working to solve the crisis of Hawaii’s hot classrooms....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki? Feds Coming to Honolulu for Public Hearing
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 3582 Views :: Energy

...Monday May 16, 2016 starting at 9am....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Energy: Banking on Wind and Solar Keeps Hawaii Dependent on Oil
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 3337 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...After all the hype, 94% of Hawaii baseload electricity comes from non-renewable sources....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Laughable: HB2085 Would Have Banned Gasoline-and Diesel-Powered Vehicles
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 PM :: 3440 Views :: Energy

"...to add the extra capacity for every vehicle’s charging needs will require solar panels and wind turbines on nearly every available inch of land....”

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Variable Electric Pricing: What a Difference a Rate Makes
By UHERO @ 11:53 PM :: 2932 Views :: Energy

...variable pricing of electricity, both wholesale and retail, can lower the cost of intermittent renewables....

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