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Friday, September 04, 2015
Lawmakers Call for Exploration of Publicly Owned Utilities for Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:19 AM :: 2591 Views :: Energy

...more than forty state and county leaders representing all islands -- including Democrats, Republicans, and Independents....

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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:26 AM :: 4137 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

Paper and cardboard should go to H-Power....

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Big Solar's Subsidy Bubble
By NCPA @ 9:40 PM :: 2784 Views :: Energy

...four Democrats from solar-rich states, have voiced concern that solar installation companies are engaging in deceptive marketing in order to attract new customers....

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Maui Hires Consultant to Study Utility Takeover Options
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3006 Views :: Maui County, Energy
“...options analysis of the alternative forms of ownership and the alternative utility business models for Maui County’s electric utility company....”
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Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Full Text: NextEra Makes its Case for Merger
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 2768 Views :: Energy

"NextEra Energy Commits to Keeping Hawaiian Electric Locally Managed"

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Friday, August 28, 2015
Moody's Downgrade: Is Ige's LNG Edict a Poison Pill Defense?
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 3124 Views :: Energy

...Ige's LNG Edict was delivered August 24--three days after this ratings outlook from Moody's....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Forbes: Fracking Is Our Clean Power Plan
By NCPA @ 4:17 PM :: 3958 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

The U.S. already leads the world in carbon emissions reduction thanks to the increased use of natural gas obtained through fracking....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Full Text: Ige Speech Renouncing LNG
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 2790 Views :: Energy

...if oil prices rise dramatically in the coming years, some will say why didn’t we invest in LNG....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Smoke-Belching 'Biomass' Project Tops Hawaii 'Clean' Energy Leaderboard
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 4293 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hu Honua is #1 ....

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Federal Judge Orders EIS for Windfarms
By NCPA @ 4:19 PM :: 3483 Views :: Energy, Environment

The judge determined that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued 30 year permits to wind-energy companies without first conducting an environmental-impact assessment....

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Light Wind, Worthless Windfarms Leave Oahu at Risk for Blackouts
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 3456 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...light winds have limited production from the two wind farms on the North Shore....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Renewables Offer No Bang for Your Megawatt
By NCPA @ 1:28 PM :: 2463 Views :: Energy

...renewables have a low capacity factor because their power sources are dependent on the elements....

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Monday, August 10, 2015
State Consumer Advocate Recommends Rejecting NextEra-HECO Merger
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2642 Views :: Energy

Calls Purported Benefits Illusory and Inadequate....

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Thursday, August 06, 2015
Public Hearings Set for NextEra Merger
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 2977 Views :: Energy

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has set formal evidentiary hearings and public listening sessions on NextEra Energy Inc.’s $4.3 billion acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Co., according to public documents....

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Thursday, August 06, 2015
HECO Uses Electric Vehicles to Introduce Time-of-Use Rates
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 3317 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...at home using electricity from the grid will be most expensive during peak electricity demand from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.....

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Monday, August 03, 2015
Obama Announces Carbon Emission Standards for Power Plants
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 3095 Views :: Energy, Environment

All low-carbon electricity generation technologies, including renewables, energy efficiency, natural gas, nuclear and carbon capture and storage, can play a role in state plans....

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Study Suggest ‘Regressive’ Gas Tax Hike for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 AM :: 2605 Views :: Energy

...an economic study for commissioned by the state recommends Hawaii raise taxes on gasoline by $.85 per gallon....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senators Try to Separate Jones Act, Oil Export Ban
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 3104 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
"Century-old law looms as hurdle for exports push"
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Friday, July 24, 2015
Clean Energy Fail: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 PM :: 4448 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...What matters is whether the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is delivering the CO2 reductions which for many justify the increased expense.  The answer is no.....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
FULL TEXT: Ige Administration Testimony Against NextEra Merger
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 3072 Views :: Energy
“The state respectfully opposes the merger in its current form because it fails to align with the state’s renewable energy goals.”
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Renewables Losing Support Worldwide
By Jack Dini @ 1:35 PM :: 3234 Views :: Energy

2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died....

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Monday, July 20, 2015
UHERO: Decoupling Socks Electric Ratepayers with Soaring Fixed Costs
By UHERO @ 9:18 PM :: 4267 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Residential customers now pay roughly $0.17/kWh for fixed costs....

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Clean Energy? Kicking Hawaii Consumers When They're Already Down
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:53 PM :: 3220 Views :: Energy, Taxes

...fuel taxes are "highly regressive," meaning that they hurt the poor the most....

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Paniolo Power to Withdraw from Merger Docket
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 3387 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...will instead concentrate on the PUC's pending Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) docket, which is better suited to address transformational planning issues...."

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Nearly 70K Solar Systems Approved in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 2967 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

Since October, 2014 more than 15,000 applications have been approved to install or interconnect....

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Hawaiian Electric proposes community solar pilot project
By News Release @ 10:52 AM :: 2447 Views :: Energy

Each month, this customer will receive credit for a share of the electricity output of the community solar facility and pay a small maintenance fee, in total reducing the customer’s electric bill by about 45 percent....

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Solar Scammers Hustle Homeowners on Kauai
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 3894 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Ethics

KIUC has also heard complaints from members who are now paying more for their rooftop solar than their previous electric bill....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
It's time to end net energy metering
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 AM :: 4148 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...the threat of losing NEM has led some in the PV industry down the path of hyperbole, exaggeration and self-interested fear-mongering....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Consumer Energy Expenses--Hawaii Ranks 28th
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 3182 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

The average monthly consumption of electricity per housing unit in Louisiana is triple that in Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Clean Energy Equals $418M Tax Hike?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4645 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes
Our government is supposed to be studying how to produce clean energy, not how to milk the public!
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Thursday, July 09, 2015
US Manufacturing Costs to Fall Below China
By NCPA @ 1:39 PM :: 3488 Views :: Energy, National News

Rising wages in China and increased industrial productivity in the United States contributed to that trend, but the report cited hydraulic fracturing as the primary reason for the shift in costs....

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Thursday, July 02, 2015
Hawaii 100% Renewable Energy Mandate a Blank Check for Rate Hikes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:57 PM :: 5070 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

For example, the Aina Koa Pono project....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
"Zero Emission Vehicles" Are Not Emission Free
By NCPA @ 2:25 PM :: 3438 Views :: Energy, Environment

...electric vehicles generate a negative environmental benefit of about -0.5 cents per mile relative to comparable gasoline vehicles....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hawaiian Electric Proposes Higher Solar Price Structure
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 2912 Views :: Energy

...At the end of 2014, customers were annually shifting an estimated $53 million, an increase of $15 million over the 2013 estimated total of $38 million....

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ige 'On National Stage' Faking It -- Touts 7 solar farms blocked by HECO, PUC
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2794 Views :: Energy
“All [of these projects] will generate energy below what we pay to generate energy using oil,” he said.  (Except for one problem--they aren't going to be built.)
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Monday, June 22, 2015
Ige in DC to Teach Feds How to use Green Energy Hype to Jack Up Rates, Taxes
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 2598 Views :: Energy

...Ige will join other elected officials and business leaders for the Washington Post’s “Powering Cities” forum on Tuesday, June 23...

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
$418M 'Clean Energy' Tax Hike: Fewer flights and fewer visitors to Hawaii would be expected
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 7127 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism, Cost of Living

...it is OK that their plan would gut the tourism industry because it would also drive Hawaii's cost of living up to the point where residents could no longer afford to leave....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Escape Hatch in 100% Renewable Bill Signed into Law
By Selected News Articles @ 8:01 PM :: 2959 Views :: Energy

...it does not specify any penalties. It also outlines broad reasons the requirements may be waived....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
NextEra Behind Bogus Windfarm Tax Credit Study
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 3952 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...federal subsidies to wind power do not create investment out of nowhere; they simply distort the relative cost of producing wind energy, shifting investments from other sectors of the economy to wind projects....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Kahuku Windfarm Draft EIS: 21 Years of Death for Shearwater, Nene, Hoary Bat and more
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 4501 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

The applicant is requesting an ITP to authorize take of one threatened and six endangered species....

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Carbon Tax Charade
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 AM :: 3335 Views :: Energy, Environment

Many fossil fuel producers will benefit, while the poor—and the economy—will suffer....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Hawaiian Electric Shareholders Finally Approve NextEra Merger
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 2647 Views :: Energy

...one more organ of old-boy power is dissolved into corporate America....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Ige Signs Bill Setting 100% Renewable Energy Goal
By News Release @ 2:41 AM :: 3039 Views :: Energy

...directing the state’s utilities to generate 100 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2045....

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Sunday, June 07, 2015
UHERO Electric Vehicle Forecast for Hawaii
By UHERO @ 2:57 PM :: 3094 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii-specific EV and car sales data to provide a preliminary forecast of potential EV adoption in Hawaii....

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Saturday, June 06, 2015
Maui County Meets with Municipal Utility Operators
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 2812 Views :: Energy

In order to further explore the possibility of Maui County running its own power utility....

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Thursday, June 04, 2015
How Corn Ethanol Is Worse For Climate Change Than The Keystone Pipeline
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 AM :: 3715 Views :: Energy, Environment

...last year’s production and use of 14 billion gallons of corn ethanol resulted in 27 million tons more carbon emissions than if Americans had used straight gasoline in their vehicles....

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Deja vu: Offshore wind plan vs. whales and solar
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 4894 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism

Today’s newspaper front page reports on an offshore wind energy proposal that brings back memories of a similar plan way back in 2008....

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Kouchi, Ige United for ... Azerbaijan?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:23 AM :: 4104 Views :: Energy, Ethics
Arm in arm with Kouchi appears to be one of the Gulenists' two Ozkur Yildizes featured in our 2011 article, "Did Sen Mike Gabbard get hoaxed by fake Turkic President?"
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters
By Selected News Articles @ 11:51 PM :: 8314 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Tourism
“The Southern area will be visible from Waikiki beach....  The eastern area is equally visible from the southeastern part of Oahu and will be part of the sunrise...."
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 3167 Views :: Energy, Environment

On December 9, 2013, the Obama Administration finalized a regulation allowing wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles....

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