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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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Local Industry News

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
Local Industry News

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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Local Industry News

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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