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Friday, September 29, 2017
DBEDT Community Forums on Electric Utility Ownership Models
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 748 Views :: Energy

...The Hawaii legislature has directed the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to undertake a study on the future of utility ownership models on each island in Hawaii....

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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Hawaii Braces for High Costs of Renewable Energy Mandates
By Selected News Articles @ 11:42 PM :: 1238 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...HECO has acknowledged rates could rise by more than 44 percent when PSIP is fully implemented....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Cool Schools: Ige Claims Success
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 688 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"One thousand classrooms now have air conditioning, and over 300 more will be complete by the end of September. In addition, hundreds more have been cooled using other heat abatement strategies,” Gov. Ige said....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Cool Schools Buys Batteries, Solar and Shiny Stainless Steel Boxes
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 833 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...There's a sucker born every minute....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
HEI to Burn $205M Helping Tax Credit Scammers Make More Money on Alt Energy
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 991 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Elon Musk made lots of campaign contributions.  He expects to be repaid....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Killer Windfarms: Why do we subsidize the slaughter?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 1329 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a proposed Hawaii wind farm admits it will be lethal and seeks government permission to commence the killing....

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
HECO Public Meetings to Discuss Plan for Massive Rate Hikes
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1157 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Hawaiian Electric Company will host a public meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, at McKinley High School....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Hawaii Energy Costs--Low Usage vs High Rates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:23 PM :: 1091 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii ranks 37th in monthly energy cost....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Secy Perry calls the Jones Act an impediment to energy independence
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 1274 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

“Regarding our ability to retrieve energy, we don’t need anybody. Transportation may be our biggest impediment.”

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Offshore Wind Turbines Blamed For Killing Whales
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 2054 Views :: Energy, Environment

The noise generated by wind turbines affected the sonar that whales use to navigate, causing them to beach themselves....

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hawaii Homes Lowest Average CO2 Production in USA
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 995 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii also stood out as having one of the lowest average home size of all states.... 

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Cool Schools? DoE Working to Avoid Installing Air Conditioners
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 1297 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"The department has made every effort to find solutions to cooling our classrooms in ways that are not only cost-efficient but also energy efficient..."

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
No Jones Act Tankers to Carry LNG
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 1347 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Currently no Jones Act-eligible tankers are capable of carrying LNG....

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Monday, June 05, 2017
Ige: Trump Can’t Stop Me From Jacking up your Electric Bill to Line Pockets of Green Energy Scammers
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 1225 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...More sweetheart contracts to buy overpriced electricity from campaign contributors....

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Sunday, June 04, 2017
Human Casualties at the Legislature, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:31 PM :: 1158 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...fifteen senators wanted to stick their thumbs in the Governor’s eye....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Paris Protocol: Devastating Economic Costs, Essentially Zero Environmental Benefits
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:59 PM :: 1345 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...policies like those resulting from the Paris agreement will have little impact on global temperatures....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Caldwell: I’m Building Rail Along the Waterfront—But We Should Ignore That and Just Pretend to Believe in Climate Change Anyway
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 768 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Rail

...Hawaii Legislators pledge to Keep Shoveling Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires like Elon Musk....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Whistleblowers: Sunrun Faked Hawaii Sales Data to Boost IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 5:09 AM :: 1031 Views :: Energy, Ethics

...employees in Hawaii didn’t process cancellations representing about 40 percent of total orders in Hawaii between May 2015-October 2015....

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Sunday, May 21, 2017
GEMS: A Raid by Any Other Name…
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 981 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Taxes

GEMS, as a program, has been a miserable failure, resulting primarily in a large wad of cash that is just sitting in the bank. That’s why our legislature got the bright idea to “use” it to prop up another miserable failure – the “Cool the Schools” initiative....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Wind Power Is ‘Neither Clean Nor Green’
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 1533 Views :: Energy, Environment

“There is a limit to how much energy you can extract from a moving fluid, the Betz limit, and wind turbines are already close to it ….

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Largest US Solar Panel Maker Files for Bankruptcy After Receiving $206 Million in Subsidies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:16 PM :: 1428 Views :: Energy

...Not everyone in the solar industry agrees increased tariffs would be a good thing....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Trump administration chooses growth over Jones Act protectionism
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 AM :: 2592 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
... Trump is not so protectionist after all ....
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Friday, May 05, 2017
West Kauai Water Settlement opens door to ‘Renewable Energy Project’ on DHHL Land
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 1200 Views :: DHHL, Energy

"...KIUC could increase its renewable portfolio by ten percent or more with pumped storage hydro...." --DHHL

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Saturday, April 22, 2017
HECO Touts Green Energy Progress on Earth Day
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 1107 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 :: 1488 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 :: 1727 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 :: 1096 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 :: 1594 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 :: 1222 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 :: 1231 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 :: 1437 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 :: 1504 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 :: 2235 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 :: 1282 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 :: 1226 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 :: 2141 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 :: 1611 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 :: 1323 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 :: 1515 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 :: 1692 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 :: 1460 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 :: 1505 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 :: 1578 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 :: 1849 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 :: 1524 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 :: 1842 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 :: 1691 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 :: 1507 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 :: 2787 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 :: 1466 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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