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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Dead Bats: Supreme Court Upholds BLNR Approval of Na Pua Makani Windfarm
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 2191 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... the Board authorized Na Pua Makani to kill up to 51 ‘ōpe‘ape‘a bats ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
​Exempt Hawaii from Jones Act to ensure continued oil imports
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 2180 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... the 1920 law is a main reason Hawaii relies on Russia for more than a third of its crude oil supply ....

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Monday, February 14, 2022
HB2278 Carbon Tax Fails to Change Environment
By Heartland Foundation @ 3:05 AM :: 2044 Views :: Energy, Environment, Taxes

... carbon-dioxide taxes are inherently regressive and disproportionally harm low-income families ....

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Friday, February 11, 2022
HB2278 Carbon Tax $42.24 a Barrel
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:18 AM :: 2365 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

... This bill is a continuation of the policy of social-planning-via-taxation that has helped make Hawaii one of the most expensive states in the nation ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Hawaiian Electric hits 38% renewable energy in 2021
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1819 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Return of geothermal boosts Hawaii Island to 60% ....

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Monday, February 7, 2022
Hawaii Carbon Tax Would be Major Burden for Families, Small Business
By Heartland Foundation @ 4:40 AM :: 3425 Views :: Energy, Environment, Taxes

... Regressive Gasoline Tax Would Top Out At $33.16 Per Barrel In 2035 ....

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Friday, February 4, 2022
HECO Offers Electric Car Chargers 58% Discount on Electricity
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 2824 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... New pilot program to offer lower rate as incentive for businesses, building owners to host EV chargers ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
HECO Donates $2M to Deadbeats
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 3363 Views :: Energy, COVID-19

... The Kokua Fund Bill Credit Program will automatically provide a one-time credit of $90 to past-due balances for about 22,000 residential and business customers by Jan. 31 ....

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Solar: 1,000 megawatts now online
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2910 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Nearly 4,700 rooftop solar systems installed in 2021; 92,500 now online ....

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
DHHL Releases EA for Isenberg Street Rentals, Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 2840 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... 270 affordable rental units for native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
PUC Chair James Griffin to Step Down
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 1933 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

... Griffin will serve until June 30, 2022.  Gov. Ige will nominate Griffin’s replacement in the coming months ....

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Friday, January 7, 2022
UH: Solar Installations are Killing Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 1989 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The new technical report synthesizes current literature on the threats posed by industrial-scale solar installations to birds, identifies the species most at risk from solar infrastructure, lists the locations of current and future solar facilities, and describes specific strategies to limit negative impacts on Hawaiian bird life ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
MECO Plan: Replace Kahului Power Plant with Solar and Batteries
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 3584 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... As the oldest power plant on Maui, with the first generating unit placed in service in 1948, KPP’s four steam-generating units currently provide power and system stability on the island's transmission system ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
DPP Online System to let Solar Contractors Bypass DPP Grifters
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 2271 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... a new online building permit application process in response to the increase in number of homeowners seeking photovoltaic (PV), PV battery and battery-only tax credits and other incentives from Hawaiian Electric Co.’s Battery Bonus program ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Billionaire Helps Solar Developers Grab More Ag Land
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 2759 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Agriculture

... Billionaire Omidyar helps solar developers sharpen up their sales pitch to overcome community resistance to the solar grab for agricultural lands ....

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Sunday, November 28, 2021
Tax Isn’t a Peanut Butter Cup
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2993 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Land Use, Taxes

... Once upon a time there were some property developers on Oahu ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Legislative Agenda: Bills to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2030
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 2241 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Enviros deploy push-poll which claims that 66% of public want gasoline and diesel cars banned.  If this is true, why are electric cars only 1% of the fleet right now? ....

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Friday, November 12, 2021
‘Community Based Energy’: $27.5M in GEMS for Hawaii Democratic Party Officials, Maui Councilmember
By Andrew Walden @ 8:20 PM :: 5106 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Energy, Ethics

... To fund this insider giveaway, the HGIA board voted to take away $2.5M set aside for low and middle income households and $5M set aside for multi-family projects ....

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Saturday, November 6, 2021
Rolling Blackouts Coming: HECO Doubles Down on Promise to Close Coal Plant
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 3117 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... Hawaiian Electric sets goal of 70% carbon reduction by 2030, envisions zero emissions by 2045 ....

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Friday, November 5, 2021
HECO Suddenly Agrees to 39% Reduction in Cost of Electricity Bought from Kalaeloa Partners
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 2412 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... charge being reduced to $100/kilowatts (kW) per year for the full 208 MW, as compared to $164.35/kW per year for the first 180 MW ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Solar Developer Abandons Big Island Project
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 2862 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... to abandon the Puako solar and storage project due to elevated interconnection costs coupled with global supply chain and production issues, as well as tariffs and trade disputes specifically affecting the photovoltaic solar industry ....

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Sunday, October 31, 2021
Climate Change: Billionaire Pats Honolulu Mayor on Head
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 3046 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Honolulu recognized for 'Transforming Streets for Public Transit' ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
Wood Pellets? Hawaii 'Green' Energy Scam is Dirtier Than Coal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:53 PM :: 4955 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Hu Honua on the Big Island and AES on Oahu are both proposing to burn wood to generate electricity.  NRDC explains that wood burners actually produce more CO2 than coal.... 

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Connie Lau to retire as president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries
By News Release @ 4:49 AM :: 1724 Views :: Energy

... Utility president and CEO Scott Seu to lead parent company...Shelee Kimura appointed Hawaiian Electric president and CEO ....

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Refrigerators, Water Heaters top energy use in Hawaiʻi households
By UHERO @ 4:16 AM :: 2174 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... refrigerators have the highest share of the total household energy (21.4%), followed by electric devices (18.6%) and water heating (17.9%) ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Clean Energy Fail: Hawaii Still 10th Dirtiest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 2993 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is the nation’s leading petroleum-guzzler ... No state has solar as its main source of electricity ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Hawaii AG Backs Debunked 'Sue Big Oil' Lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 2197 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Zombie power plant refuses to die
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 2885 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

... Who's who and What with Hu Honua ....

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Problems on the Road to All-Electric Transportation
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:38 AM :: 2059 Views :: Energy

... Enough electric generating capacity ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Beam-in-the-Eye Environmentalism
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 10907 Views :: Energy, Environment

"... States and localities enact symbolic green regulations while embracing land-use regimes that harm the environment ...."

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Fake it to make it: A Look at Hawai‘i’s GHG Emissions
By UHERO @ 4:42 AM :: 2410 Views :: Energy, Environment

... CLUE: ‘Domestic’ aviation means Hawaii inter-island, not ‘domestic’ within the USA.  If trans-oceanic aviation were included, Hawaii would be nowhere near the goal--so they ‘solve’ the problem by ignoring it ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Tax Hike News: Kai Kahele Co-Sponsors Carbon Pricing Bill
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 3185 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Taxes

... The Energy Innovation Act will put a price on so-called carbon pollution and allegedly allocate some of that revenue to Americans as a monthly dividend or “carbon cash back” payment to make you feel better about high fuel and electric costs ....

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
Dell: No Alienware for Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 2299 Views :: Energy

... the shipping restrictions were due to the new power consumption regulations -- the Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 have been affected ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Hawaiian Electric collecting feedback on shared solar program for Molokai
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2198 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... a subscription to a generation facility on their island in exchange for credit applied to their electricity bill ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
$34M rate hike to pay rich people to get discount solar battery program
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 3201 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... “This is exciting,” said Rocky Mould, executive director of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Hawaii Energy: Highest Cost, Lowest Usage
By Selected News Articles @ 10:56 PM :: 2995 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 2021’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States ....

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Saturday, July 3, 2021
DBEDT Revises '2050 Sustainability Plan'
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 2631 Views :: Energy, Environment

... update of the “Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan: Charting a Course for the Decade of Action” to serve as the State’s climate and sustainability strategic action plan for the 2021-2030 decade ....

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Hawaiian Electric to auto-enroll past due accounts in 12-month payment plan to avoid disconnection
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 2646 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... First installment appears in July bills ....

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
HECO, Army Test Gigantic Bio-Diesel Plant
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 2594 Views :: Energy, Military

... microgrid and biofuel provide rationale to build gigantic diesel plant ....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
HECO Urges COVID Deadbeats to Set up Payment Plan
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 2296 Views :: Energy, COVID-19

... Moratorium end on May 31 will not trigger immediate disconnections for past due customers ....

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Saturday, May 22, 2021
In Hawaii, Electric Vehicles Cost More to Fuel than Gasoline Vehicles
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 5095 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... and in Hawaii, many EVs pollute more than gasoline vehicles ....

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Friday, May 21, 2021
Hawaii Is Replacing Its Last Coal Plant With a ‘Giant Battery’—Powered by Oil
By Selected News Articles @ 8:13 PM :: 4386 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

... The revelation that the Kapolei Energy Storage Facility will be powered with oil caused an uproar at a recent meeting, but the project is slated to continue ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Stung by PUC, HECO Releases 'Customer Energy Resources Strategy'
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 2807 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

"... to increase rooftop solar and similar customer energy resources to the scale needed to reach the state’s clean energy benchmarks ...."

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
HECO vs PUC on Kapolei Battery Farm
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2551 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, COVID-19

... Hawaiian Electric is asking the PUC to approve the KES project but without the operational and financial conditions it imposed in its April 29, 2021, decision and order (No. 37754) ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Jones Act Should Be Waived, but More Substantive Changes Are Needed
By Cato Foundation @ 12:03 AM :: 2408 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline outage that has produced mounting fuel shortages along the East Coast, the Department of Transportation has ​announced that it is taking initial steps ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
HS Students Watch Kahuku Windfarm Case Argued Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 3011 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Judiciary

... Participating schools included Konawaena High School on Hawaii island, Lahainaluna High School on Maui, and Waipahu High School on Oahu .... 

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
HECO Disconnect Moratorium Ends May 31
By News Release @ 11:35 PM :: 2355 Views :: Energy, COVID-19

... Past due customers can avoid collection activity by setting up payment plan ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Locals Worry Wind and Solar Will Gobble Up Forests and Farms
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 3377 Views :: Energy, Environment, Development

... locals are pushing back, saying that forests and farmlands should not be sacrificed in the fight against climate change ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Hawaii State Legislature Declares Climate Emergency
By Court House News @ 5:15 AM :: 2691 Views :: Energy, Environment

... SCR44 is just a toothless symbolic statement, but it is being hyped nationwide ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Kerry Announces 'Green' Cashflow to Hawaii Insiders
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2706 Views :: Energy, Environment

... John Kerry announced the United States’ support for the Local2030 Islands Network during a virtual event in support of the Leaders Summit on Climate Change hosted by President Biden this week ....

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