Press and Media

Press Releases

Hui Up! Program Helps Molokai Residents Save $1.1 Million in Energy Costs Over the Next Decade

on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:56.

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2014
CONTACT: Catharine Lo, 808-782-3733

EACH PARTICIPATING HOUSEHOLD WILL SAVE ABOUT $500* A YEAR ON ELECTRICITY COSTS

KAUNAKAKAI, MOLOKAI—The Hui Up! 3.0 refrigerator exchange program, a partnership between Blue Planet Foundation, Hawaii Energy, and Sust‘AINAble Molokai, is now complete.As a result, 220 homes on Molokai have brand-new, ENERGY STAR® refrigerators that will save each household an average $500/year in electricity costs. Molokai residents had the opportunity to exchange their old refrigerator for a high-efficiency model for $250—considerably less than retail prices. Pick-up of the old refrigerator, recycling, and home delivery was included as part of the program.

Media Statement Regarding HECO's Downtown Power Plant Deactivation

on Friday, 31 January 2014 10:59.

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2014
CONTACT: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Blue Planet Foundation is pleased to share the news of Hawaiian Electric Company's deactivation of their Honolulu Power Plant. The utility announced that the deactivation process began today, almost a century after the plant first started generating electricity in 1920.

Solar energy for all: Legislature considers community renewables

on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 14:05.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2014
CONTACT: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

LAWMAKERS CONSIDER BILL TO ESTABLISH COMMUNITY RENEWABLE POWER

HONOLULU—An innovative policy that would enable all residents to access the benefits of renewable energy will be heard by the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday, Jan. 30, in Room 325 at the State Capitol. Called "community renewables," the program proposed in House Bill 2141 allows residents to invest in and benefit from solar and wind energy systems—even if those systems are not sited on their property. The key to HB 2141 is that anyone can propose a community renewables project, not just the electric utility. The measure also establishes the program directly instead of going through a lengthy regulatory development process.

Hawai‘i can be a pacesetter for curbing greenhouse gas emissions

on Monday, 16 December 2013 11:30.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 16, 2013

CONTACT: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

 

HONOLULU—Five years in the making, the rules for implementing Hawai‘i’s statewide mandate to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to at or below 1990 levels have been finalized by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH). In 2007, Hawai‘i became the second state in the country to set a binding cap on greenhouse gas emissions through Act 234. The Department of Health was then tasked to propose rules specifying how the state can effectively achieve the required “real, permanent, quantifiable, verifiable, and enforceable” reduction in GHG pollution. After an initial round of public comment, the Department of Health recently issued a revised set of proposed rules that now await Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s signature.

 

More Articles...

Related Items