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Saturday, April 22, 2017
HECO Touts Green Energy Progress on Earth Day
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 308 Views :: Energy, Environment

...in 2016 26 percent of the electricity used by customers came from renewable resources - up from 23 percent the year before....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
Ige Energy Code: Increase Home Construction Costs by $4700 per unit
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 834 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

Gov. Ige’s signing of the new IECC will pave the way for the eventual adoption of the code by Hawai‘i’s counties, requiring that all new commercial and residential construction meet the code....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Green Energy Schemers: Hawaii success story because of the high price of electricity, state tax credits
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 1019 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Cost of Living

Honolulu ranks first for installed solar capacity per capita in the United States....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
UHERO: Electric Car Batteries Part of Plan to Go 100% Renewable
By UHERO @ 5:58 PM :: 624 Views :: Energy

...plan to achieve 100% renewable power on Oahu by 2045, subject to a 5% limit on biofuel....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cover-up: How Wind Farms Hide Bird and Bat Kills
By Selected News Articles @ 1:29 AM :: 969 Views :: Energy, Environment

If it were not for groups like Audubon and the Sierra Club etc. making millions off dead eagles and endangered species through mitigation, these groups would probably have a completely different opinion about wind energy’s “incidental take” permits....

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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Election Results: KIUC Co-op Board
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 666 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

KIUC mailed 25,703 ballots and received 6,088, for a turnout of 23.7 percent, more than last year’s 21 percent turnout....

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Hawaiian Electric Renewable Electricity Lags on Oahu—Reaches 26% Statewide
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 728 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

The Hawaiian Electric Companies reached a nearly 26 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2016, up from 23 percent the year before....

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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Study: Wind Turbines Could Make This Endangered Bat Go Extinct
By Selected News Articles @ 9:42 PM :: 868 Views :: Energy, Environment

The new study found the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wind Farms Kill 5 Million Bats Per Year
By Jack Dini @ 5:36 PM :: 942 Views :: Energy, Environment

...researchers have determined that an average of 15.5 bats are killed at each individual wind turbine site every year....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Most 2016 GEMS Loans Went to One Insider
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 1543 Views :: Energy, Ethics

In its 2016 Annual Report to the Legislature (pg4), HGIA explains it could write more loans if only its Board had more insiders....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Streetlights: Kauai First to Complete LED Conversion
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 756 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

The change is expected to save the county approximately $400,000 annually....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
KIUC Board Sets Renewable Energy Goal of 70 percent by 2030
By News Release @ 9:12 AM :: 712 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

KIUC expects to reach 50% in 2018....

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Saturday, February 04, 2017
SB1056: Seawater Air Conditioning to Become New High Tech Tax Credit Scam?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 1392 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the sea water air conditioning business can use the funds to pay management highly inflated salaries, purchase other business opportunities, build sea water air conditioning plants outside of the State, or for any other purpose....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
HECO Solar Deal: Wholesale Rate Finally Equals Average Mainland Retail Rate
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 937 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living
For the first time ever, green energy schemers in Hawaii are getting a wholesale rate equal to the average mainland retail rate—10.42 cents per kWh....
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Full Text: UH Sued over Biofuel Lab Explosion
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 PM :: 725 Views :: Energy, Higher Education

Ekins-Coward worked for the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
On Life Support? HECO Wants to Give You $20
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 815 Views :: Energy, Health Care, Cost of Living

Up to 2,000 customers dependent on life support equipment or increased heating and cooling needs due to a medical condition verified by a physician....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1024 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

In the last five years, America’s wind turbines killed more than three times as many birds as the BP oil spill did....

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
KIUC Signs 20MW ‘Peaker’ Battery Deal
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 862 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 :: 885 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 :: 881 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 :: 1226 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 :: 847 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 :: 1198 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 :: 1055 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 :: 850 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 :: 1787 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 :: 813 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 :: 936 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 :: 1451 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 :: 1804 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 :: 843 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 :: 1139 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 :: 761 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 :: 1365 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 :: 1142 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 :: 943 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 :: 971 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 :: 1236 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 :: 1367 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 :: 1223 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 :: 970 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 :: 1288 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 :: 1448 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 :: 1324 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 :: 1072 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 :: 1204 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 :: 1770 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 :: 1150 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 :: 1297 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 :: 1453 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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