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Thursday, August 06, 2015
HECO Uses Electric Vehicles to Introduce Time-of-Use Rates
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 3169 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 :: 2966 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 :: 2485 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 :: 2984 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 :: 4325 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 :: 2978 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 :: 3125 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 :: 4131 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 :: 3107 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 :: 3242 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 :: 2839 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 :: 2355 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 :: 3738 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 :: 3996 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 :: 3046 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 :: 4460 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 :: 3348 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 :: 4842 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 :: 3294 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 :: 2823 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 :: 2702 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 :: 2496 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 :: 6878 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 :: 2846 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 :: 3771 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 :: 4329 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 :: 3201 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 :: 2514 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 :: 2929 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 :: 2993 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 :: 2713 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 :: 3564 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 :: 4703 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 :: 3992 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 :: 8090 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 :: 3049 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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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Merger Vote Comes up Short, Hawaiian Electric Extends Deadline
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 2961 Views :: Energy

The merger agreement requires 75% approval by shareholders, so far it only has 70% approval....

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Powerwall or Powerdream?
By NCPA @ 6:37 PM :: 2533 Views :: Energy

...it would take over 7 years before the savings would cover the cost of the Powerwall....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
KIUC: Solar Contractors Selling Systems Which Cost More than Electric Bill
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 4358 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

Before signing a long-term lease, ask yourself some questions....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Your Electric Bill is Higher than you Think
By NCPA @ 2:27 PM :: 3439 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Consumers pay for electricity twice: once through monthly electricity bills and a second time through taxes that finance subsidies for inefficient wind and other energy producers....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sen Murkowski: An Effort to Look at Jones Act, Energy Exports
By Michael Hansen @ 3:44 AM :: 3835 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

"I don't think we should get all agitated and upset when there's an effort to look at the Jones Act," Murkowski said....

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Final Act 221: Hoku Plant Cut Up, Pieces Auctioned off
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 4235 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Built with your tax dollars, via crony capitalist Act 221 High Tech Tax Credits, Hawaii....

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Sunday, April 12, 2015
PBS Video: Gridlocked by the power grid: Hawaii's Solar Industry
By Video @ 4:53 AM :: 2735 Views :: Energy

NewsHour special correspondent Mike Taibbi reports....

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Saturday, April 04, 2015
Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Secretly Killed
By Selected News Articles @ 6:15 PM :: 2774 Views :: Energy

Unknown to perhaps everyone at the time, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) Energy Agreement died in September of last year....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
PUC: Decoupling Boosts Electric Rates--'Adjust Revenue' up by 229% 'Without Review'
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 4271 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Since decoupling, total 'baseline expenditures' increased 229%--from $161M to $368M....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
MIT: Scientific illiteracy in left-wing politics
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 AM :: 4940 Views :: Energy, Environment, GMOs

...in blue states like Vermont, Oregon, Maine, Hawaii, and Washington....

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Monday, March 30, 2015
Feds Approve NextEra-HEI Merger
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 2761 Views :: Energy

The transaction remains subject to approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Hawaii Electric Car Charging Costs More Than Gasoline for 33 MPG Car
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 3641 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

The new savings estimators are part of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ support for electrification of transportation....

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Lawsuit: Puna Geothermal Plant at Center of $122M Federal Grant Fraud
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 PM :: 4571 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...A geothermal energy developer cannot duck claims that it defrauded the United States of $122 million by reporting false information about two projects to get government grants, a federal judge ruled Tuesday....

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Video: Cynthia Thielen, Robert Harris Discuss NextEra Merger
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:42 AM :: 2450 Views :: Energy

Representative Cynthia Thielen discusses NextEra Energy with Robert Harris, who has joined the Hawaii office of Sunrun....

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