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Sunday, November 28, 2021
Tax Isn’t a Peanut Butter Cup
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 801 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 :: 703 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 :: 1083 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 :: 957 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 :: 684 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 :: 1009 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 :: 1267 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 :: 2102 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 :: 632 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 :: 819 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 :: 1529 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 :: 723 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 :: 1113 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 :: 972 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 :: 916 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 :: 907 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 :: 1285 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 :: 1124 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 :: 913 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 :: 1792 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 :: 1490 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 :: 1182 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 :: 1076 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 :: 1183 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 :: 962 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 :: 3374 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 :: 2133 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 :: 1293 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 :: 1082 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 :: 1015 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 :: 1410 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 :: 1138 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 :: 1632 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 :: 1454 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 :: 1449 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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Thursday, April 22, 2021
City, State, HECO Celebrate Earth Day by Announcing Big, Big Plans for Your Life
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 2295 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Ige asks Biden to outlaw gasoline and diesel vehicles ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Hawaii most expensive state for energy bills
By News Release @ 9:09 PM :: 1641 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the average monthly energy bill comes to $321 ....

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Monday, April 19, 2021
Hawaii Highest Electric Rates in USA
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 2040 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

“...When the government inserts itself into markets, taxpayers often foot the bill....”

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Protest Erupts After DHHL Selects Community Solar Developers
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 2542 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... State Sen. Kurt Fevella (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point) organized the action to rally opponents and to publicize many DHHL beneficiary complaints that the solar farm plan originated without their input and is a bad use of the agency’s trust land ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Cannabis Production on Oahu -- Dirtiest in the USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 2289 Views :: Energy, Environment, Drugs

... eastern O'ahu has the highest emissions, at 324 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent per ounce. That’s roughly equivalent to burning 16 gallons of gasoline....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Tax Hike Plan: Hawaii Carbon Pricing Study Released
By News Release @ 7:20 PM :: 1907 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

... to cost the State at least $19,000,000,000 ....

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Phony Baloney: Hawaiian Electric hits nearly 35% renewable energy
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 2084 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Reality: Hawaii's Fake Green Energy Initiative: After 15 years, Petroleum Dependence Drops only 6% ....

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Saturday, February 13, 2021
Federal Judge Sends Maui County 'big oil' lawsuit to State Court--Will SCOTUS Intervene?
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 2680 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Federal District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled in County of Maui v. Chevron that the federal court does not have jurisdiction over the case and remanded the action back to state court ....

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Friday, February 12, 2021
Tax Frenzy at the Legislature - No one's wallet is safe!
By Video @ 3:03 AM :: 2140 Views :: DHHL, Energy, Gambling, Taxes, Tourism

... tax-related bills pending at the Legislature, including legalizing gambling, new conveyance taxes, new rental vehicle taxes, new carbon taxes, new proposed constitutional amendment ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Kawailoa Windfarm: Island Insurance Pays $250K to Kill Bats
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 2030 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... due to the unexpectedly higher take of `ōpe`ape`a (bat) at the project and discovery of two `ua`u (petrel) fatalities ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Rooftop solar installations up 55% despite pandemic
By News Release @ 3:46 AM :: 1365 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

... Nearly 6,000 new systems installed, most with energy storage ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
New HECO Solar Plan: Install First Ask Questions Later
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 1252 Views :: Energy

... Quick Connect will allow some new systems to be built and activated faster ....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Bidenworld: Lesbian Revolutionary from UH Manoa Appointed to Department of Energy
By Video @ 9:20 PM :: 1987 Views :: Energy, Higher Education

... International Socialists taking over now that the National Socialists have been exiled to Florida.  Too bad you have only these two choices, eh?  How did you get yourself into that trap? ....

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Rate Hike Coming: HECO to pay $25M to put Tesla Batteries in 6,000 Homes
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 1758 Views :: Energy

... The batteries will die in a few years.  Moving the smokestack does not equal 'emission free' ....

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Barreling Toward a Tax Hike!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2285 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “the carbon tax” is most likely the “barrel tax” ....

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