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Friday, September 25, 2020
After Secret Meeting, BoE Agrees to Re-Hear Kahuku Windfarm Petition
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 247 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...The proposed rule would require the Department to hold a community meeting and solicit family and community feedback before providing official comment on proposed developments....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
HECO Releases info on Solar Battery Projects -- Prices Vary by 46%
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 448 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Oahu projects run as high as $0.13 pkwh even as competitors offer $0.089 pkwh ....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Moving the Smokestack: How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle?
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 890 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...in Honolulu, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid is only 2mpg better than the vehicular embodiment of excess--the 2010 Hummer H3....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
HECO to Begin Cutting off Service Sept 1
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 803 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living, COVID-19

...Disconnection notices and disconnections for nonpayment will resume after Sept. 1. Late fees resume after Sept. 15....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Two Tax Bills This Year
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 739 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Tax Foundation of Hawaii, urged the Legislature to adopt key provisions of the CARES Act although it became law in 2020. DoTAX, in testimony, proposed to adopt a few provisions and leave others on the cutting room floor....

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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 914 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...For tax benefits, the pendulum has started swinging in the other direction as well....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Hawaii: Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Energy Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 869 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2020’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Driving up Electric Bill: Legislature Bans Coal
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 631 Views :: Energy

...SB2629 SD2 HD1 prohibits, after June 30, 2020 the approval of a new or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Private rooftop solar increasing despite COVID-19 pandemic
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 532 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Last week saw second highest application total this year....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
US Sen Mike Lee calls for Jones Act gas carrier exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:10 PM :: 718 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... he notes the complete absence of self-propelled oceangoing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the Jones Act fleet ....

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
​Hawaiian Electric posts new battery projects’ details
By News Release @ 1:03 PM :: 1172 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Really Obvious Question: How many of these 16 are represented by Caliboso?....

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Friday, May 29, 2020
Thanks to Cheap Oil, HECO Forced to Abandon $77M Rate Hike
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 900 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Oil is so cheap that HECO should be forced to CUT rates.  This is the consolation prize....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Another of HECO's Secret Battery Farms Outs Itself
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 835 Views :: Energy

...the battery project will provide load shifting and fast-frequency response services to Hawaiian Electric....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Survey: Hawaii Solar installers slowed by COVID-19
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 917 Views :: Energy, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...companies indicated difficulty generating sales, and cited customer uncertainty as a primary driver of declining sales volume....

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
HECO Selects 16 Solar Battery Projects--Keeps Locations Secret
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 1303 Views :: Energy

...The public will have to wait as long as 30 days to get the details....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Hawaiian Electric preparing new phase of community solar
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 737 Views :: Energy

...Unlike the first phase, which was limited to 8 megawatts, this phase will be open to 235 MW of renewable generation across Hawaiian Electric's five-island service territory, including Molokai and Lanai....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Kahuku Windfarm Case Appealed to Supreme Court
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 936 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Ethics

...Today, Life of the Land filed a direct appeal to the Hawai'i Supreme Court regarding the Public Utilities Commission's decision to deny its motion to void approvals related to the Kahuku windmills project....

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Friday, April 24, 2020
KIUC Reports 56% Renewable Generation for 2019
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 771 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

...Kauaʻi’s power generation mix for 2019 included 35% solar, 11% hydro and 10% biomass. Rooftop solar from residential and commercial members accounted for more than one-third of the solar generation....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Planet of the Humans: Michael Moore Debunks Hawaii's Clean Energy Initiative
By Video @ 1:51 PM :: 1647 Views :: Energy, Environment

"...No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs...."

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Kahuku Mother Sues Board of Education over Secret, Closed-Door Meeting and Vote
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1612 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...suit against the Board of Education for holding a secret, closed door meeting last February, that resulted in denying her petition for rulemaking, violating the state Sunshine Law....

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Monday, April 20, 2020
Hawaiian Electric Releases 2019-2020 Sustainability Report
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 820 Views :: Energy

...Hawaiian Electric employees continue planning the renewable energy transformation....

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Friday, April 10, 2020
Hawaiian Electric sees drop in demand during pandemic
By News Release @ 2:22 PM :: 920 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...For Oahu, the average system peak demand (the point of highest energy use) for the week of March 22 was 7 percent less than in previous weeks. On Maui, the decrease was 14 percent and on Hawaii Island, it was 7 percent....

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Trump Considering Jones Act Waiver for Oil Industry
By Michael Hansen @ 9:53 PM :: 965 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, COVID-19

...a temporary waiver of the Jones Act, which would allow more ships to transport oil around the U.S....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Most of Hawaii’s electric battery systems are paired with wind or solar power plants
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 889 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...The non-dispatchable nature of these technologies creates operational challenges for system operators....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Futility of Trying to Reduce Driving
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 1098 Views :: Energy, Environment, Rail

...Cars have been more energy efficient than transit buses since 1991....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hawaii Wind and Solar -- Dirty Secret Boosts Warming
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1609 Views :: Energy, Environment

...It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
HECO Reaches 28.4% Nameplate Capacity of Green Energy Schemes
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 1354 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 :: 1308 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 :: 1348 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 :: 1357 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 :: 1475 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 :: 1707 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 :: 1729 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 :: 1406 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 :: 2054 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 :: 2027 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 :: 2088 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 :: 2661 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 :: 2898 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 :: 2239 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 :: 1402 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 :: 2388 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 :: 2266 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 :: 2335 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 :: 2255 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 :: 1952 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 :: 1869 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 :: 4603 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 :: 1849 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 :: 2279 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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