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Jun. 12  Star-Advertiser: Decision on HEI sale could come in June 2016

Jun. 11  PBN: Henk Rogers: Hawaii is the energy big brother to other islands in the Pacific

Jun. 11  PBN: Hawaii's major transportation energy plan to be unveiled next week

Jun. 11  CleanTechnica: 100% renewable energy goal for Hawaii: Governor signs bill

Jun. 11  EcoWatch: Hawaii enacts nation's first 100% renewable energy standard

Jun. 11  PBN: What's next for NextEra Energy's $4.3B purchase of Hawaiian Electric?

Jun. 11  Civil Beat: Achieving the impossible: a renewable energy future

Jun. 10  Star-Advertiser: HEI shareholders approve sale to NextEra

Jun. 9  Newsweek: Hawaii is aiming for 100 percent energy renewables. Can the nation follow?

Jun. 9  PBN: University of Hawaii to be 'net zero' with respect to energy by 2035

Jun. 9  PBN: Hawaii's Kualoa Ranch plans to expand to Oahu's North Shore with sheep operation at solar farm

Jun. 9  PBN: Hawaii OKs SunEdison's major solar farm on Oahu's North Shore

Jun. 9  PBN: Hawaii Gas' LNG bulk shipment goal still 2019, despite HECO delay

Jun. 9  PBN: Hawaii drops out of top 10 in solar energy installations, new report says

Jun. 9  Star-Advertiser: Measure aims to free state of fossil fuel use in 30 years

Jun. 9  KITV: Renewable energy in Hawaii

Jun. 9  Star-Advertiser: Rooftop solar has a big month

Jun. 9  Star-Advertiser: PUC stalls sun projects over concern for diversity of producers

Jun. 8  KITV: Solar setback for large producers

Jun. 8  PBN: Major Oahu solar energy farms on hold are not dead yet, PUC chief says

Jun. 8  HPR-2: Hawaii first in the nation to set 100 percent renewable energy goal

Jun. 8  KHON2: New law requires 100-percent renewable energy in Hawaii by 2045

Jun. 8  Hawaii News Now: Gov. Ige signs bill setting 100 percent renewable energy goal for state

Jun. 8  Star-Advertiser: Oahu solar permits up 30 percent in May

Jun. 8  PBN: Governor signs bill setting Hawaii's renewable energy goal at 100%

Jun. 8  KITV: Blue Planet Foundation breaks record for largest Hawaii crowdfunding campaign

Jun. 8  PBN: Oahu's rooftop solar industry heats up after months of decline

Jun 01
2015
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Jun. 5  PBN: Hawaii governor expected to sign bill setting state's 100% renewable energy goal

Jun. 5  PBN: National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai raises $280K through WEfficiency crowdfunding campaign

Jun. 5  Star-Advertiser: Koa grower poised to sell 'carbon credits'

Jun. 5  PBN: PBN panelists weigh in on what Hawaii needs to do to be self-sustaining

Jun. 5  Star-Advertiser: New Kahuku wind farm encounters opposition

Jun. 4  PBN: Hawaii regulators deny SunEdison's bid to build new solar farm on Oahu

Jun. 4  Utility Dive: Danish company proposes over 100 floating wind turbines for Hawaii

Jun. 4  Star-Advertiser: Agencies and residents raise concerns over wind farms

Jun. 3  PBN: Hawaiian Electric Co. bills on Oahu, Maui being decreased

Jun. 3  PBN: New hybrid and electric vehicle program to be offered at Honolulu Community College

Jun. 3  PBN: Hawaii considers Danish developer's $1.6B offshore wind project proposal

Jun. 3  PBN: Hawaiian Electric Co. delays $235M LNG project for two years

Jun. 3  PBN: Hawaiian Electric Co. reduces capital expenditure forecast by $170M

Jun. 2  PBN: Spinning off Maui Electric, Hawaii Electric Light not an option, NextEra-Hawaiian Electric say

Jun. 2  Star-Advertiser: Wind in Oahu's waves

Jun. 2  PBN: New study ranks Hawaii among top 10 states for renewable energy

Jun. 1  PBN: $1.6B Hawaii offshore wind energy project to be discussed Wednesday

Jun. 1  PBN: Honolulu gas prices could begin falling as summer approaches

Jun. 1  Star-Advertiser: Solar Impulse plane lands in Japan to wait out bad weather

May 31  CNN: Sun-powered Solar Impulse plane begins marathon Pacific flight

May 30  Star-Advertiser: University leaders, lawmaker address energy

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May 1  Star-Advertiser: SolarCity offers off-grid, Tesla battery storage systems to Hawaii residents

May 1  Star-Advertiser: Solar plane to take off for Hawaii from China on Monday

May 1  Star-Advertiser: Tesla charges into solar power storage market for home and business

Apr. 30  Utility Dive: Hawaii lawmakers agree on 100% renewables by 2045 mandate

Apr. 30  PBN: Hawaii's utilities rank among tops in the U.S. for solar integration

Apr. 30  Star-Advertiser: Renewable energy electrifies NextEra's profit

Apr. 29  PBN: NextEra Energy met with 50 firms in Hawaii to talk about Hawaiian Electric acquisition

Apr. 29  PBN: NextEra Energy reports profit of $650M in Q1

Apr. 29  Star-Advertiser: Renewable energy bill compromise reached

Apr. 28  Star-Advertiser: Lawmakers set goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045

Apr. 28  PBN: State agency has 92 questions regarding sale of Hawaiian Electric Co. to NextEra Energy

Apr. 28  PBN: Hawaiian Home Lands lessees grow closer to going solar through leases

Apr. 27  PBN: Hawaiian Electric sale to NextEra Energy should be done by end of year, CEO says

Apr. 27  Hawaii News Now: Army seeks input on building biofuel power plant on Oahu

Apr. 27  PBN: Hawaii gas prices begin to climb

Legislative Update

100% Renewable

HB623 CD1Apr. 28: The conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes of the Senate Conference Managers were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Gabbard, Baker, Galuteria, Ihara; Aye(s) with reservations: none; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Tokuda. Increases renewable portfolio standards to 30 percent by December 31, 2020, 70 percent by December 31, 2040, and 100 percent by December 31, 2045. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to include the impact of renewable portfolio standards, if any, on the energy prices offered by renewable energy developers and the cost of fossil fuel volatility in its renewable portfolio standards study and report to the Legislature. (HB623 CD1)

Community Solar

SB1050, SD2, HD3Apr. 29: Conference committee meeting will reconvene on May 1, 2015, at 11:05 AM in conference room 225. Requires electric utilities to file proposed community-based renewable energy tariffs with the public utilities commission by October 1, 2015. Authorizes ratepayer participation in eligible community-based renewable energy projects. (SB1050 SD2 HD3)

 

 


 

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Local Industry NewsIllustration credit: Blanche Pope Elementary School 4th graders

Apr. 17  PBN: Hawaii seeks to address EV chargin staiton challenge at condos

Apr. 17  PBN: Hawaii-based Pelatron plans to develop waste-to-energy projects across the state

Apr. 17  PV Magazine: Hawaiian utility bids to slash net metering payments

Apr. 16  KITV: Solar companies urge customers to act before new rules take effect

Apr. 16  Star-Advertiser: Oahu electric rates continue to decline

Apr. 16  Star-Advertiser: Consumers give feedback at NextEra-HEI meetings

Apr. 16  Lahaina News: NextEra Energy, HECO merger explained at Lahaina meeting

Apr. 16  Utility Dive: Report: Hawaii can get to 100% renewables, 70% in short term

Apr. 16  PBN: Hawaiian Electric Co.'s capital expenditures estimated at $1.6B in 2016-17

Apr. 15  PBN: Hawaii can't afford to wait for Hawaiian Electric Co. to transform itself, NextEra Energy says

Apr. 15  Star-Advertiser: 100% renewable energy is better for local jobs

Apr. 14  Star-Advertiser: Solar industry questions HECO's count of PV approvals

Apr. 14  PBN: Hawaii energy park strikes deal with Sandia National Laboratories to test energy storage

Apr. 14  Civil Beat: NextEra: An evening with the illustionist

Apr. 14  Star-Advertiser: Companies tout clean energy, customer savings

Apr. 13  Civil Beat: Maui Electric plans could stall move to total use of renewable energy

Apr. 13  Civil Beat: Could Hawaii geothermal plant be come a windfall for public?

Apr. 13  Civil Beat: OHA said to be 'tight-lipped' on geothermal investment

Apr. 13  Star- Advertiser: Energy cooperative ready to take root on Hawaii Island

Apr. 13  PBN: Hawaii can support a 100 percent renewable energy goal, new report says

Apr. 13  PBN: Hawaii to convert diesel equipment, vehicles to biodiesel fuel blend

Apr. 13  PBN: Honolulu gas prices continue to drop

Apr. 12  Hawaii Tribune-Herald: OHA remains tight-lipped on geothermal investment

NextEra Energy-Hawaiian Electric Open House schedule

Learn more about NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric's plans for Hawaii's energy future at open houses that have been scheduled in April. Each open house will be held from 5–8pm:

Hawaii Island

April 13 Hilo, Hawaii: Hilo High School Cafeteria; Puna, Hawaii: Pahoa High School Cafeteria
April 14 West Hawaii: Kealakehe High School Cafeteria; Waimea, Hawaii: HPA Village Campus Dining Hall

Oahu

April 15 West Oahu: Kapolei High School Cafeteria; Leeward Oahu: Pearl City High School Cafeteria
April 16 Honolulu: Ward Warehouse, Kakaako Conference Room; Windward Oahu: Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa

ILLUSTRATION CREDIT: Blanche Pope Elementary School 4th Graders: Mrs. Uta‘i's class

Clearing the Path for Clean Energy