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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 :: 2544 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 :: 3310 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 :: 2748 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 :: 3173 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 :: 2876 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 :: 3766 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 :: 3441 Views :: Energy, Ethics

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

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Friday, June 03, 2016
HECO Customers Keep Paying On Unused $144 Million GEMS Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 3719 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 :: 4606 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 :: 2214 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 :: 2281 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 :: 3414 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 :: 3157 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 :: 2902 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 :: 3045 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 09, 2016
Variable Electric Pricing: What a Difference a Rate Makes
By UHERO @ 11:53 PM :: 2580 Views :: Energy

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

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Ige Signs ‘Cool Schools’ Bill
By News Release @ 12:42 AM :: 4256 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...an emergency appropriation of $100 million to fund equipment and installation costs for air conditioning, heat abatement measures and related energy efficiency measures....

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Sunday, May 01, 2016
Much Ado About Nothing – The Hawaii Legislature Edition
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3177 Views :: Energy, Ethics

Today we are looking at a bill in our Legislature that contains nothing....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 2603 Views :: Energy

...debtor in possession....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
By Michael Hansen @ 3:08 PM :: 3715 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...The principles applicable to the California petroleum market without doubt similarly impact Hawaii....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:29 PM :: 3224 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...most of those “savings” are coming from taxpayers pockets....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Chevron Signs Deal to Sell Hawaii Refinery, Stations
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 2578 Views :: Energy

...One Rock also has a unique strategic relationship with Mitsubishi Corporation....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
NEM Lawsuits: Rooftop Solar companies will play only if the game is stacked in their favor
By Selected News Articles @ 7:52 PM :: 3322 Views :: Energy

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) is run by the lead lobbyists for the two big companies — both have obvious Democratic Party connections....

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Friday, April 01, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Proposes $340M Rate Hike, Blames Smart Grids
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 2488 Views :: Energy

...“The smart-grid program would cost the 455,000 HECO customers on average $747...."

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Panos Prevedouros: Rail, Traffic and Energy
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:02 PM :: 2718 Views :: Energy, Rail

A conversation with Dr. Keli'i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute, about traffic congestion, Honolulu rail and Hawaii's renewable energy plans....

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Oahu Windfarm Proposed for Live Explosives Dumping Area
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 3178 Views :: Energy, Military

"...the southeast section of the Site Area is coterminous with (has the same boundaries as) a designated explosive dumping area...."

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
HB2085: Ban Sale of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:55 AM :: 3936 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the state's plan to eliminate all ground transportation that uses fossil fuels....

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Sunday, March 13, 2016
Morita Comes up Short in KIUC Bid
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 3084 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The newly-elected board members will be inaugurated on March 22....

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Sunday, March 06, 2016
Energy Star Certification Program Promises Hawaii DoE $300M in Savings
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 2979 Views :: Energy

If all 256 DOE schools replicate the first 74 campuses’ energy efficiency, the State of Hawaii could save more than $300 million over ten years....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:34 PM :: 2852 Views :: Energy

Hawai'i is the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent renewable portfolio standard for the energy sector....

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Friday, March 04, 2016
Hawaiian Electric Companies report record high renewable energy use
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2741 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics
  • Hawaii Island electricity use almost 49 percent from renewables
  • Maui County 35 percent renewables; 
  • Oahu 17 percent renewables
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Friday, March 04, 2016
Gasoline Taxes: Hawaii 4th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 AM :: 3702 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

And Hawaii legislators are considering a gas tax hike ....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Waste Management: Millions for Company Tied to OHA Chair Pass House Finance on Three Minutes Notice
By Andrew Walden @ 11:24 PM :: 5149 Views :: Energy, OHA

...HB2607HD1 authorizes Special Purpose Revenue Bond money to “PQ Energy, LLC”.  The amount is not filled in but was originally listed as $63M....

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Sunday, February 21, 2016
Big Island Rolling Blackouts Caused by Lack of Wind
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 3940 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...wind resources are presently at zero...."

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Hawaii Gasoline Prices #1 in USA—$0.24 Higher Than California
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 3331 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The nation’s least expensive markets for gas are Oklahoma ($1.42), Missouri ($1.46) and Kansas ($1.47)....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
HECO: LNG is Cleaner, Cheaper Energy Alternative
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 2770 Views :: Energy

...modern fast starting, quick ramping generators are needed to balance the variability of solar and wind power....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki? Ige Flies to NYC, DC for Meetings
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 3393 Views :: Energy, Homelessness

"...regarding offshore renewable energy opportunities in Hawai‘i...."

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Hawaii Joins 17-State Expensive Energy Pact After SCOTUS Stay
By News Release @ 5:05 PM :: 4104 Views :: Energy

...and what are the other 33 states doing?  They are keeping their electricity cheap....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Exemption, LNG Imports Key to Puerto Rico Recovery
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 3375 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act is the single most important step Congress can take....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UHERO: Recent Trends in Hawaii's Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
By UHERO @ 5:55 PM :: 4514 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...three sectors that are key to future sustainability in Hawai‘i - energy, agriculture and natural resource management....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Coop Proposes Alternative Power Generation Plan for Big Island
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 3593 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"By building on the successes achieved by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative to integrate high levels of cost-effective solar PV into the grid...."

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Monday, February 08, 2016
Are Electric Cars Really Green?
By Video @ 2:09 PM :: 3530 Views :: Energy, Environment
Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars?
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Sunday, February 07, 2016
GEMS to Cool Classrooms?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3750 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Taxes

Apparently GEMS is an attractive target for raiding because a 2014 bond issue raised $150 million for the program and little, if any, capital has been deployed to date....

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Friday, February 05, 2016
Army announces decision on ‘biofuel-capable’ diesel electric plant
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 2768 Views :: Energy, Military

"Implementation of the selected action will not result in significant impacts."

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
On Peak Solar Days, Kauai Momentarily Hits 90% Renewable Energy
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 3429 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

In January, renewable resources met an average of 77 percent of Kaua‘i’s energy demand during the peak solar hours, spiking to 90 percent on four separate days....

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Latest Solar Scam: Kauai Coop Warns Consumers
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 2663 Views :: Energy

Solar leases and no-money-down contracts can lock homeowners into making payments for years, sometimes for more than the average monthly electric bill without solar....

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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Hawaii ERS vs Petrobras: $98 Billion Bribery Case
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 3141 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

A lawsuit against Petrobras for hiding a bribery scheme for years while selling $98 billion in securities....

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:10 PM :: 3214 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Friday, February 26th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm....

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Hawaii Business Roundtable Announces Support for NextEra Energy and HEI Merger
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 2526 Views :: Energy

"We are...acutely aware of the burden high electricity rates place on both the cost of doing business and living in Hawaii"

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The DoD Biofuel Scam Is Worse Than Solyndra
By Selected News Articles @ 11:25 AM :: 3260 Views :: Energy, Military

...hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that are being wasted on biofuels....

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