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Hawaii Energy

Abercrombie Stands Up To HECO | Posted 04.30.2014 | Hawaii

A handful of reporters gathered in Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Ceremonial Room on Tuesday morning awaiting an announcement about four major energy policy ...

How Renewable Portfolio Standards Can Subvert Your Economy

Sally Kaye | Posted 11.10.2013 | Hawaii
Sally Kaye

A strange thing happened on our way to a "clean energy" future in the U.S.: we've been hijacked by private developers whose primary interest is cashing in on state and federal subsidies and the guaranteed payback of a hefty return on investment, spawned by each state's need to meet self-imposed renewable portfolio standards (RPS).

Six Reasons Hawaii Is Paradise For Energy Startups | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green

The Energy Excelerator is a startup program dedicated to helping solve the world’s energy problems, starting in Hawaii. Why Hawaii? The island state...

The Big Island Is Throwing Away Electricity

Richard Ha | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Here on the Big Island, we throw away at least seven MW of electricity per day. It's geothermal energy tapped at night, when people are sleeping and so the utility requires less electricity.

Hawaii's Energy Transformation: Four Bright Spots That Are Driving Change

Jeff Mikulina | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Jeff Mikulina

With a combination of smart policy, committed residents, and breakthrough technologies, Hawai'i is beginning to realize its potential for energy independence.

Energy Prices Shock Hawaii Farmers Into Alternatives

Honolulu Civil Beat | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green

HAMAKUA, BIG ISLAND — Lush green fields rise and dip through the rolling hills that stretch down to the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean....

Will Hawaii See More Geothermal Power?

AP | TREENA SHAPIRO | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Legislation before Hawaii's governor could expand geothermal energy production across the state. The pending measures...

Hawaii Upgrading System To Sell Renewable Energy To Grid

AP | By MARK NIESSE | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

HONOLULU -- After a slow start to a program allowing people to sell renewable energy to Hawaii's power grid, it's being revamped to attract more inter...