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Industry News

Aug. 28  ThinkProgress: Hawaii's going 100 percent renewable, and it's not using natural gas as a 'transition'

Aug. 28  Maritime Executive: Fuel cell generates power for Honolulu port

Aug. 27  Star-Advertiser: Hawaii could lead nation by enacting carbon-emissions fee

Aug. 27  Utility Dive: Is variable pricing the way out of Hawaii's solar wars?

Aug. 27  Star-Advertiser: Plan for sea wind farm faces resistance

Aug. 26  PBN: Hawaii Gas CEO says utility plans to share LNG shipment pricing next month

Aug. 26  EcoWatch: Hawaii flips switch on world's largest ocean harvesting clean energy plant

Aug. 26  Al Jazeera America: In Hawaii, rooftop solar panels threaten 'utility death spiral'

Aug. 25  Civil Beat: Crutch or bridge? Panel debates using liquefied natural gas in Hawaii

Aug. 25  PBN: Hawaii Energy Excelerator strikes deal with General Electric's investment arm

Aug. 25  Star-Advertiser: Ige blasts LNG as hurdle to clean energy in isles

Aug. 25  Hawaii News Now: Hu Honua Bioenergy facility scores top spot

Aug. 24  PBN: Hawaii energy grade improves to B-minue on Blue Planet Foundation report card

Aug. 24  Hawaii Public Radio: HECO-NextEra merger takes center stage

Aug. 24  PBN: Hawaiian Electric not backing down after governor states LNG opposition

Aug. 24  PBN: Gov. David Ige opposes Hawaii importing LNG, says state should focus on renewable energy

Aug. 24  PBN: Hawaiian Electric customers would save $400 over five years under NextEra plan, exec says

Aug. 23  Star-Advertiser: NextEra must address a long list of concerns

Aug. 23  KITV: Bike-friendly Honolulu to get even friendlier

Aug. 22  Star-Advertiser: Power plant using seawater launches

Aug 17
2015
Industry News

Aug. 21  Star-Advertiser: NextEra hires former Inouye aide

Aug. 20  Hawaii News Now: Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record

Aug. 20  PBN: Hawaii undersea cable project needs to be considered, energy exec says

Aug. 20  PBN: Energy conference in Honolulu to address strategies to get to 100% renewable energy

Aug. 19  GreenBiz: Islands become clean energy trendsetters

Aug. 19  PBN: Hawaii agency wants NextEra Energy to commit to no layoffs for 4 years

Aug. 19  PBN: Honolulu's Pelatron Q focusing on waste-to-energy efforts on Kauai

Aug. 19  Star-Advertiser: Rooftop solar approvals increased 47% in July

Aug. 18  PBN: Eeny, meeny, miny, roll: Bikeshare Hawaii to decide on equipment

Aug. 18  PBN: Large North Shore Oahu wind farm makes big move up Hawaii's Clean Energy Leaders list

Aug. 18  PBN: Hawaii's Sunetric's backlog of solar projects with Hawaiian Electric sliced in half

Aug. 18  Hawaii News Now: US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

Aug. 18  PBN: Oahu's solar PV market continues to heat up in 2015

Aug. 18  Star-Advertiser: State PUC turns down 3 HECO solar projects

Aug. 18  PBN: Hawaii regulators deny power purchase agreements for 3 large Oahu solar farms

Aug. 17  PBS NewsHour: Switched on: Rooftop solar is on the move again in Hawaii, but for how long?

Aug. 17  PBN: Hawaii regulators shelve proposed SunEdison solar farm on Oahu

Aug. 17  KHON2: Laser fence upgrades part of KIUC's expanded efforts to protect endangered seabirds

Aug. 17  Star-Advertiser: HEI suitor nudges way onto political scene in isles

Aug. 16  Star-Advertiser: Failure of merger would cost NextEra

Aug. 16  PBN: Hawaii's $5M energy and biotech incubator to be completed by December

Aug 10
2015
Industry News:

Aug. 14  PBN: Hawaii's 100% renewable energy goal has teeth, state exec says

Aug. 14  Utility Dive: Stakeholders push NextEra to reveal plans for Hawaiian Electric

Aug. 14  Star-Advertiser: Electricity bills drop for Oahu customers

Aug. 13  PBN: Bikeshare Hawaii seeks input on system selection

Aug. 13  PBN: Hawaii Energy Excelerator startup secures $45M in funding

Aug. 13  Star-Advertiser: Sierra Club cool to NextEra deal

Aug. 13  PBN: Hawaii Energy Office hosting its own conference next year in Waikiki

Aug. 12  PBN: Electric vehicle state tax credit unlikely in Hawaii, state energy exec says

Aug. 12  Star-Advertiser: HEI sale will result in $1B in benefits, NextEra estimates

Aug. 12  PBN: Hawaii Gas in dispute with Hawaiian Electric-NextEra Energy over acquisition

Aug. 12  PBN: Big Island's Hawaiian Ocean View Estates to get major solar farm

Aug. 11  PBN: Hawaiian Electric, AES Hawaii coal plant locked in power dispute

Aug. 11  Star-Advertiser: Solar farms proposed by HECO will help meet energy goals

Aug. 11  PBN: Hawaii, Korea energy tech institute team on energy storage testing

Aug. 11  PBN: Hawaiian Electric down to three bids for $235M LNG project

Aug. 11  PBN: Hawaiian Electric plans to expand smart grid project later this year

Aug. 10  Star-Advertiser: State Consumer Advocate opposes NextEra purchase of HEI

Aug. 10  PBN: Hawaii Consumer Advocate rejects $4.3B sale of Hawaiian Electric to NextEra Energy

Aug. 10  Civil Beat: Hawaii Consumer Advocate: Reject NextEra-HECO merger in its current form

Aug. 10  Star-Advertiser: HEI's profit drops 15% due to merger costs

Aug. 9  Star-Advertiser: Shift energy use to hit goals, UH study shows

Aug. 8  Star-Advertiser: NextEra helps HECO shape future fuel acquisition policy

 

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2015
Local Industry News

Jul. 24  PBN: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative to achieve 38 percent renewable energy by end of 2015

Jul. 24  PBN: NextEra Energy's major Hawaii solar farm doesn't need environmental review

Jul. 23  PBN: Hawaiian Electric launches online tool to help solar PV shoppers

Jul. 23  Star-Advertiser: Power bills creep upward

Jul. 23  PBN: Hawaiian Electric Industries' stock price falls following opposition to sale to NextEra Energy

Jul. 22  PBN: Blue Planet Foundation launches clean fleets certification program

Jul. 22  Star-Advertiser: Hawaii Clean Fleets program debuting

Jul. 22  PBN: President of Hawaii Solar Energy Association steps down

Jul. 22  PBN: Hawaii House Energy Committee Chair looking at alternatives to NextEra-HECO sale

Jul. 22  Star-Advertiser: Hawaii island group urges utility co-op instead of NextEra sale

Jul. 22  Star-Advertiser: Merger 'in best interest' of state and customers

Jul. 22  PBN: Others interested in partnering with Hawaii if NextEra deal falls through, Ige says

Jul. 22  Utility Dive: Hawaii Gov. Ige opposes NextEra acquisition of Hawaiian Electric

Jul. 22  PBN: NextEra-Hawaiian Electric deal takes a punch, but it's not down for the count

Jul. 21  KITV: NextEra-HECO deal in trouble

Jul. 21  PBN: NextEra-Hawaiian Electric not backing down after Gov. Ige, others oppose $4.3B sale

Jul. 21  Star-Advertiser: Ige opposes NextEra deal

Jul. 21  PBN: Pacific Biodiesel looks to help Big Island achieve 100% renewable energy

Jul. 21  Civil Beat: Hawaii: World's First Hydrogen Economy?

Jul. 20  PBN: Oahu's only construction debris landfill aiming for 100% renewable energy

Jul. 20  Hawaii News Now: Climate change could pose new risk to native birds

Jul. 20  Star-Advertiser: Climate change carries new risk to isle birds, study finds

Jul. 20  PBN: Solar Impulse 2's stay in Hawaii provides educational opportunities

Jul. 20  Utility Dive: HECO launches community solar pilot project

Jul. 20  PBN: Hawaii gas prices remain steady through the summer

Jul. 20  Big Island Now: Hawaiian Electric: Rooftop PV Continues Growth

Jul. 18  Star-Advertiser: Ige recognizes businesses for pushing green energy

Jul 13
2015
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2015
Jun 28
2015
Local Industry News

Jul. 3  PBN: Solar Impulse 2 landing in Hawaii highlights state's renewable energy goals

Jul. 3  Star-Advertiser: Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii

Jul. 3  Hawaii News Now: Solar-powered plane touches down on Oahu after 5-day journey

Jul. 2  Utility Dive: Hawaiian Electric delays energy storage project

Jul. 2  Utility Dive: HECO files with regulators to cut solar net metering rates in half

Jul. 2  PBN: Hawaii plans energy innovation center to commercialize technologies

Jul. 2  PBN: Pilot breaks records as Solar Impulse nears Hawaii for a sunrise landing on Friday

Jul. 2  PBN: Hawaii Public Utilities Commission transferred to another state department

Jul. 2  USA Today: Solar-powered plane nears Hawaii in record-setting flight

Jul. 2  Star-Advertiser: New law removes ethanol mandate for isle gasoline

Jul. 2  PBN: NextEra Energy open to developing wind and solar projects on Hawaii public lands

Jul. 2  PBN: Honolulu energy consulting firm to develop microgrid project on Kauai

Jul. 1  Star-Advertiser: Crew arrives as solar plane makes its way to isles

Jul. 1  PBN: Hawaii solar-energy industry leaders question HECO's cost-shift plan

Jun. 30  PBN: Hawaii Energy offers instant rebates for energy-efficienct lighting

Jun. 30  PBN: Hawaiian Electric pushes back major energy storage plan by a year

Jun. 30  PBN: NextEra Energy won't sell Hawaiian Electric after $4.3B acquisition closes

Jun. 30  Star-Advertiser: Solar plane makes progress

Jun. 30  PBN: Hawaii can achieve 30% renewable energy and reduce costs by 2020, study says

Jun. 30  PBN: Hawaii coal plant owner proposes battery energy storage project to Hawaiian Electric Co.

Jun. 29  PBN: Hawaiian Electric rooftop solar plan raises cost of new system installations

Jun. 29  NPR: Solar-powered airplane begins long journey from Japan to Hawaii

Jun. 29  PBN: Honolulu gas prices remain stable

Jun. 28  Wall Street Journal: Hawaii wrestles with vagaries of solar power

Jun. 28  Star-Advertiser: State wants more electric vehicle charging stations

Jun. 27  PBN: Canadian firm gearing up for Hawaiian Electric LNG project

 

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