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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Hawaiian Electric issues call for projects to significantly expand renewable energy generation on Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 306 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... Latest procurement includes request for firm renewable capacity ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
2022: Hawaii Had Largest Increase in Energy Costs
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 731 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii residents paid on average $210.26 a month up by $38.08 ....

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Friday, December 30, 2022
KIUC Seeks 9.42% Electric Rate Hike
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 759 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Cost of Living

... The rate increase is subject to approval by the PUC and any increase is not expected to impact member bills until the second half of 2023 ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Increased Fire Risk Surrounds Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei, Maui
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 1307 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... live electrical currents, combined with the large lithium-ion batteries that are proposed for this project, could make gaining control of a fire more difficult and dangerous ....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Environmental Harm and Blasting Hazards Surrounding The Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 714 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... The evidentiary hearing is expected to be held throughout December 2022, with a final Maui Planning Commission decision early 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Builder Cancels DHHL Barbers Point Solar Project
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 1104 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

"...this project is no longer financially viable under its current terms in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) due to changing supply chain/market conditions, regulatory delays and final interconnection costs...."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
'Low Wind Resources': Another Conservation Alert for Big Island
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 783 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual and electricity demand has been unusually high since last week due to humid weather ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts on Big Island (again)
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1169 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Two Nights in a Row -- Lack of Wind Threatens Rolling Blackouts for Big Island
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 1535 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

... but, on the bright side, the lack of wind will save bats' lives ....

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Preserves Anti-Hu Honua Majority: Ige Appoints Solar Exec to PUC
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 1827 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Hawaii State Government

... ​Yost vs Wakai over Hu Honua ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
​Jones Act is a problem, especially during disasters
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:21 PM :: 790 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

... the Jones Act recently hindered Puerto Rico’s ability to receive supplies quickly after being hit by yet another hurricane; and the 102-year-old shipping law also threatens to skyrocket energy costs ....

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Saturday, October 8, 2022
​Hawaii gas prices hold steady but remain among the highest in the nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 779 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The cost for a regular unleaded gallon of gas was $5.22 on Wednesday, the same as Tuesday's price, according to AAA ....

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Rising costs, construction woes hamper clean energy efforts in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 856 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
Real Recycling: H-POWER continues to record high landfill diversion rates
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 1000 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... H-POWER is one of the largest firm renewable energy sources in the state ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
​Top-down energy plans not going down easy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:41 AM :: 1049 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... how we got to this point ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
HECO's Idea of 'Good News' -- Oahu Electric Bills to go up 4%
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 1131 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

... This is an improvement over the earlier forecast that projected bills would increase 7% or about $15 after the coal plant ends operations, which is scheduled for today ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
HECO Warns of Rolling Blackouts on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1260 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Energy

... If rolling outages are necessary, Hawaiian Electric will send out a Tweet.  That's the plan ....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Rolling Blackouts Coming in September: Hawaii ends use of coal for power generation
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1810 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... 7% bill increase forecasted ....

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Thursday, August 11, 2022
Act 183: C-PACE in Hawaii
By News Release @ 6:56 AM :: 902 Views :: Energy, Small Business

... The legislation authorizes the Hawai‘i Green Infrastructure Authority to administer C-PACE for the soon-to-be available financing program ....

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Monday, August 1, 2022
​Hawaii Gas Acquired By Argo Infrastructure Partners
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 1092 Views :: Energy

... transaction completed July 21, 2022 ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Biden misses opportunity to cut fuel costs via Jones Act waiver
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 1059 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Even supporters of the 102-year-old federal shipping law admit that its restrictions on competition add to the cost of our fuels ....

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Friday, July 22, 2022
Bill 22 Better Buildings Benchmarking
By News Release @ 5:33 AM :: 1005 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Better Buildings Benchmarking Program requires commercial and multi-family buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to track and report annual aggregate utility data to the City and County of Honolulu ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Rate Hike: HECO to burn $190M 'Hardening Grid' for Global Warming
By News Release @ 3:17 PM :: 1168 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

" ... Hawaiian Electric is seeking approval to recover the cost of the project from customers ...."

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Ige appoints Leo Asuncion to lead Public Utilities Commission
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1186 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

... Asuncion’s current term on the PUC began on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2026 .... 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Sierra Club, Solar Industry Rally Against SB2510
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 1043 Views :: Energy

... capping the amount of any single renewable energy source to 45% per island ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Maui’s Public Nuisance Climate Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 1168 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Over 1,300 climate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S.  None has yet succeeded ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Climate Hucksters Sue Hawaii Department of Transportation
By News Release @ 6:21 AM :: 1242 Views :: Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... plaintiffs claim that their state DOT’s active operation of a transportation system that results in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions is causing significant harm ....

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022
One less Jones Act tanker for Hawaii is signal to lift U.S.-build requirement
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 PM :: 1306 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... “Houston, we have a problem.” ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
S&P: Solar, storage delays put Hawaii's energy transition to the test
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1116 Views :: Energy

... Of 18 renewable energy agreements inked by Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. utility subsidiaries in recent years, only two are on track to meet their guaranteed commercial operation dates ....

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Saturday, May 14, 2022
Auditor: City Still Locked in to Expensive Recycling Contracts
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 1520 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Solid waste disposal costs can be reduced by diverting recyclable waste to the H-POWER waste to energy facility ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
HECO RFP Seeks 'Renewable' Projects on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1134 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... that includes but is not limited to wind, solar, biomass and biofuels. Standalone energy storage proposals also will be accepted ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
'Sustainability' -- HECO Plans to Close Largest and Cheapest Electricity Plant in September
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1303 Views :: Energy, Environment

... retirement of the AES coal plant at the end of September ....

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Thursday, April 7, 2022
KIUC Rate Hikes Far Lower than HECO's
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 1515 Views :: Kauai County, Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Kauaʻi’s power generation mix for 2021 included 45% solar, 14% hydro and 11% biomass ....

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Hawaiian Electric upgrades Battery Bonus program with new perks for customers who add storage to PV systems
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 1314 Views :: Energy

... The fixed monthly bill credit will be applied at an amount equivalent to the respective retail rate for exporting energy during a two-hour period of the evening peak ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Green Energy: Schatz Gives Taxpayer Money to Maui Councilmenber's Spouse
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 2014 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... None of these insiders know anything about electricity so Schatz makes federal taxpayers to pay for experts who can do the actual work for them ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
VIDEO: Why Hawaii Needs a Jones Act Waiver
By Video @ 1:44 AM :: 1166 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports and why Hawaii needs a Jones Act waiver to ensure its energy security ....

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Saturday, March 12, 2022
Jones Act waiver request for fuel imports goes national
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:04 AM :: 1433 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Keli'i Akina writes about it in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser while U.S. Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii sends a waiver request of his own ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Case Asks Biden to Waive Jones Act to Ship US Oil to Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 12:02 AM :: 2163 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... Case also introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives today to mandate such a waiver. ...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Thanks to Sneaky Lawyers, Jones Act Waiver will Require Act of Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 9:53 PM :: 1587 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Little noticed language was included in the National Defense Authorization Act that became law in 2021 when Congress overrode then-President Donald Trump’s veto ....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
How Hawaii’s Spike in Gas Prices Compares to the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 9:38 PM :: 1789 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii gasoline prices are increasing more slowly than other states .... 

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Saturday, March 5, 2022
No More Russian Oil: Rep Ed Case Seeks Jones Act Waiver
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:41 PM :: 1865 Views :: Energy, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... with the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, the 101-year-old federal maritime law is even being recognized as a danger to Hawaii’s energy security ....

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Hawaii Needs Jones Act Waiver for Fuel Imports
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:24 AM :: 1518 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... Par Hawaii's suspension of oil imports from Russia underscores the need for Hawaii to achieve greater oil-purchasing flexibility ....

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Thursday, March 3, 2022
Hawaii's Only Refiner Suspends Purchases of Russian Oil
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 1154 Views :: Energy

... we are turning to other grades of crude, principally from North and South America, to meet fuel production requirements ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Hawaiian Electric seeking proposals for firm renewable energy on Oahu
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 1090 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

... Firm renewable energy differs from intermittent resources such as solar and wind in that it is available for use at all times ....

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Friday, February 25, 2022
HB2278: Fuel tax damage will far outweigh measly tax credit
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:59 AM :: 1935 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... The gasoline tax in 2035 will be $33.16 a barrel ....

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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 :: 1366 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 :: 1505 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 :: 1326 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 :: 1567 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 :: 1280 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

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

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