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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
HECO Reaches 28.4% Nameplate Capacity of Green Energy Schemes
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 3450 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...CLUE: 28.4% RPS does not equal 28.4% of electricity coming from so-called renewables.  It means that the nameplate capacity of renewable producers is equal to 28.4% of electricity production.  They hope you don’t know this but now you do....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sen Riviere Introduces Bills to Protect Communities from Wind Farms
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 3668 Views :: Energy, Environment

...This week, Senator Gil Riviere introduced the POWER Bill Package – People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
HB2593: Fossil Fuel Cars to be Banned by 2030
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 3123 Views :: Energy

...House Bill 2593 would allow the sale of only electric, hydrogen, or hybrid vehicles by car dealerships starting in 2030....

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
HECO Reports 21% jump in solar generation capacity
By News Release @ 2:42 PM :: 3604 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...The completion of large grid-scale projects and thousands of residential solar systems provided the largest-ever annual increase in solar capacity....

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Monday, January 6, 2020
Larry Ellison in Talks to Buy HECO's Lanai Grid
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 3694 Views :: Maui County, Energy

...Maui Electric purchased the assets of the Lanai City power plant in 1988....

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Sunday, January 5, 2020
Cooling the Schools: The Reality
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3584 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

...solar powered systems costing an average of $40,000 per classroom have started breaking down or will only work for a short time every day....

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Friday, January 3, 2020
Electric Rates Going Down: HECO, PGV Agree to Dump 'Avoided Cost' Scam
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 4370 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Cost of Living

...For years PGV had been paid on an 'avoided cost' basis, thus preventing consumers from enjoying the benefit of cheap geothermal energy.  This, in turn, makes overpriced wind and solar look good....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Unique Accomplishment: Kauai Runs on 100% 'Renewable' for a Few Hours
By News Release @ 12:31 PM :: 3494 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

“...We believe this is a unique accomplishment for a stand-alone electrical grid relying on small-scale renewable generation....”

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Public Hearing: Unlimited Right for DoH to Stall Permits
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 5430 Views :: Energy, Environment, Military, Small Business

... The proposed amendment removes the limitation on the amount of time the department has to take action on a complete application for an Underground Storage Tank (UST) system permit and removes the automatic approval of a permit when that time limit is exceeded ....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maui Windfarm: BLNR Approves Plan to Kill 345% More Bats, 147% More Nene
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 4853 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Kaheawa Wind Power II increases incidental take for the Hawaiian hoary bat from 11 to 38 adults (345% increase), and for the Hawaiian goose from 30 to 44 adults (147% increase) during the remaining 20-year permit....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku vs HPD-- We did not throw rocks
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 4991 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Police

...Deputy Chief of Police McCarthy claims protesters harassed a police officer, rocks were thrown, and an officer was punched in the head. We are still unaware of when any of these incidents occurred and have seen no video evidence....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Green Fog: Honolulu's Coming Climate Change Bond Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 8:55 PM :: 5956 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...the disclosure statements do not actually project the anticipated risks to the city....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sue Big Oil: UH Law School Hides Conflict of Interest
By Selected News Articles @ 2:18 AM :: 6843 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Antolini previously worked for Vic Sher, which may explain why the academic is so gung-ho to support the misguided crusade of her old boss....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hawaii protests show why wind energy can't save us from climate change
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 4978 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Last year, two Harvard researchers found that meeting current U.S. electricity needs with wind would require covering a land area twice the size of California with wind turbines....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Smell of Money: 75 Green Energy Schemers Scrum for HECO Gold
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 2931 Views :: Energy

...Solar, wind, storage part of strong response to state’s largest procurement effort....

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Sue Big Oil for Climate Change? Caldwell Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 5328 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell and Maui Mayor Victorino both know these suits are doomed.  This is just a cheap way to pander to believers of the eco-religion....

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Saturday, November 2, 2019
VIDEO: Kahuku Windfarm Protest in Caldwell's Office
By Video @ 9:01 PM :: 4950 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Kahuku residents march in to Caldwell's office to protest windfarm....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Schatz Chief of Staff Pours Money into Big Oil Stocks
By Selected News Articles @ 6:37 AM :: 5137 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Eric Einhorn lists stock owned by spouse valued at $168,000-$445,000....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sue Big Oil? Of Course it is Maui that Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 5293 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Mayor Victorino Announces Planned Lawsuit....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Lights Out In The Land Of No: The Practical Effects Of California's Wildfire Inverse Condemnation Doctrine
By Robert Thomas @ 6:55 PM :: 4418 Views :: Energy, Judiciary

...if the power is to be shut off to more than a handful of customers statewide, the power must also be shut off to the homes of both the responsible utility execs and the state legislature and executive office buildings....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Wind Industry Poised for Decline?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 4950 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...the federal production tax credit for wind is scheduled to be phased out at the end of 2019....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
55 Kahuku Arrests: 'We Will Block Future Convoys'
By Video @ 1:22 PM :: 9131 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell's police will clear the way for a stupid windfarm.  This proves that the problem on Mauna Kea is Harry Kim, not David Ige....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Town Hall Meeting: Soaring Electric Bills in Kapilina
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:03 PM :: 4346 Views :: Energy, Military

...Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Iroquois Point Elementary School....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
HECO Rolling Blackouts Possible Due to Failure of Wind, Solar
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 5333 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...The heat and high humidity are driving increased demand for air conditioning at the same time overcast skies are diminishing solar output and wind resources are minimal....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Energy Efficiency: Hawaii Ranks 16th
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 3733 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii improved 2.5 points, thanks in part to a new law that sets efficiency standards for products not covered at the federal level, including computers, faucets, and showerheads....

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
​City completes installation of 53,000 streetlights to energy-saving LEDs
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 3863 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...Hawaii Energy presents $1.9 million rebate check....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3 Titanic Floating Windfarms to Surround Oahu?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:45 PM :: 4006 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...the likelihood of all of these projects remains speculative, and the timeframes even more so given BOEM’s decision to review the entire permitting process....

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wind Farms Could Drive Bats to Extinction
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 121153 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Existing research shows USFWS doesn’t have a clue how many bats exist and or even if this species can survive their approved wind energy mortality....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Feds Approve Hawaii Windfarm Plan to Kill 424 Bats, 47 Nene, 27 Petrels
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 4891 Views :: Energy, Environment

...incidental take permit (ITP) amendments to three applicants—Kawailoa Wind, LLC; Auwahi Wind, LLC; and Kaheawa Wind Power II, LLC—and a new ITP to Tawhiri Power, LLC....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 5989 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The situation with LPG carriers parallels that of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in that none of these ships exist in the Jones Act fleet....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HECO Demands $77.5M Rate Hike to Pay for More Useless 'Variable' Green Energy
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 5022 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Cost of Living

...Keep working three jobs so you can send money to Elon Musk....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Batteries: Hawaii Ratepayers Give the Most to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 4565 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Elon Musk needs money.  That's why he is a billionaire and its why you are paying higher electric rates ....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Make the Jones Act worse?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:32 PM :: 4674 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...there is a move in Congress to make things worse....

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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Windfarms Bribe Environmentalists for Permission to Kill 300 Bats, 44 Nene
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 6661 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...With some fanfare, the DLNR acquired the 2,900 acres from Dole late last year for about $15 million, with $2.75 million of that coming from Kawailoa Wind....

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Friday, July 26, 2019
Hawaii: Geothermal potential could offer reliability on clean energy
By Selected News Articles @ 6:08 PM :: 3463 Views :: Energy

...Geothermal is both cheap and reliable, that is why it is constantly being blocked in Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Canada to ship containerized LNG to China instead of Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 6138 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The HECO LNG plans were abandoned after their proposed merger with NextEra Energy, Inc. was disapproved by the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
At UH Confab, Politicians and Lawyers Get Reality Check on Climate Suits
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 6071 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Higher Education

...Politicians and trial lawyers eager to sue energy companies over the costs of climate change received an unwelcome message from a university professor....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
DHHL Approves Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 4604 Views :: DHHL, Energy

...A proposal to Build Solar Farm on Hawaiian Home Lands turns ugly in Kapolei....

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Monday, July 8, 2019
Solar Variance Trick Makes Housing Even More Un-affordable in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 11:04 PM :: 7368 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Development, Cost of Living

...a dirty legislative trick from 2008 has--eleven years later--effectively outlawed new installation of tankless on-demand gas water heaters....

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Friday, July 5, 2019
Energy: Hawaii has Highest Prices, Lowest Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 2:14 AM :: 5378 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...despite the nation's lowest electricity consumption, chart-topping rates give Hawaii the 10th highest electric bills....

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Thursday, June 6, 2019
Final Report: Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 4358 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Study concludes that ratepayers are being gouged to the greatest possible degree and no other system could gouge us more effectively without us noticing....

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Sunday, June 2, 2019
Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 5951 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind....

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
​Report: Hawaii Gives the Most 'Green' to Elon Musk and Al Gore
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 4641 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii earned a top of-the-class A+ for spending as much as the settlement allowed on electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Elon Musk) and electrified mass transit buses (Al Gore) ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
HAWSCT: PUC Must Consider Whether Renewable Biofuel Energy Plant Might Impact Property Right To Clean And Healthful Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 6:53 PM :: 5405 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...the court's conclusion that the property right to a clean and healthful environment not only requires the PUC to conduct an administrative trial, but that as part of the trial, the agency must expressly consider "the reduction of [greenhouse gas] emissions"....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 7789 Views :: Energy, Environment, Higher Education

...the idea of suing America’s energy industry for climate change-related conduct and harms has been rejected many times, including by the highest court in the land....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Biomess: Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns PUC Approval of Hu Honua
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 6149 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...the PUC erred by failing to explicitly consider the reduction of GHG emissions in approving the Amended PPA, as required by statute....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Trump Reportedly Caves on Jones Act Waiver
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 5155 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...members of Congress who spoke with President Trump emerged from the White House projecting supreme confidence that a Jones Act waiver is now effectively off the table....

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Monday, May 6, 2019
Want an Energy Revolution?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:44 PM :: 3817 Views :: Energy

...It won’t come from renewables—which can never supply all the power we need—but from foundational scientific discoveries....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Carbon Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 6843 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Department of Land and Natural Resources is doing a reforestation project in East Maui. It’s hired a vendor to certify the project for “carbon credits.” Why are they doing that if we don’t even have a carbon tax ....

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Friday, May 3, 2019
Audit: HART Gives HECO Anything it Wants for Overhead--No Questions Asked
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:18 PM :: 6643 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Rail

"...HART does not require Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., (HECO) to provide overhead cost supporting documentation. HART reimburses Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. 100% of their costs incurred...."

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