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Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii raising money to install energy-efficient lighting

on Friday, 31 October 2014 12:22.

HIGH EFFICIENCY LIGHTING AT THREE CLUBHOUSES CAN SAVE $18,000 IN ENERGY COSTS ANNUALLY

HONOLULU—The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) has partnered with Blue Planet Foundation to launch a major energy efficiency campaign via WEfficiency, an online fundraising platform for nonprofits. If successfully funded, this $60,000 project will install high efficiency lighting at three of the youth-serving organization’s Clubhouses, saving the facilities $18,000 a year in energy costs. The campaign kicked off at the Art + Flea event in Kakaako on Thursday, Oct. 30, and lasts through Dec. 30. 

Blue Planet Foundation Statement Regarding PUC Approval of Hawaii Green Financing Program

on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:02.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2014
Contact: Catharine Lo, 808-782-3733

HONOLULU—The Blue Planet Foundation applauds the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) timely approval of the Green Energy Market Securitization Program (GEMS) developed by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). The order, filed by the Commission on Tuesday, outlines and guides the launch of the state’s innovative green financing program. GEMS expands clean energy options for Hawaiian Electric Companies’ customers by making $150 million available for solar systems and other upgrades without taking a dime from the state budget.

Blue Planet Foundation releases 2014 Energy Report Card for Hawai‘i

on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:19.

AVERAGE GRADE IMPROVES FROM C- TO C, BUT TRANSPORTATION PROGRESS LAGGING 

HONOLULU—The Blue Planet Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the 2nd annual State of Hawai‘i Energy Report Card. The data-rich, 42-page progress report provides a wide-angle perspective on Hawai‘i’s energy transformation, taking a look at five key metrics including Transportation, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, and Economics. Supporting drivers are also analyzed to identify gaps in current industry efforts, areas of success, and opportunities for improvement. In the 2014 report card, Hawai‘i receives an overall grade of C, slightly better than the 2013 grade of C–.

Blue Planet Statement regarding Hawaiian Electric Companies' power supply and distributed generation plans

on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:26.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2014
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULU—Blue Planet Foundation is reviewing the Power Supply Improvement Plans, Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan, and integrated interconnection queue proposal filed on Aug. 26 by the Hawaiian Electric Companies. The plans were submitted within the 120-day deadline set by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

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