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(Hawaii News Now)  The Honolulu Museum of Art displays its exhibits in temperature- and humidity-controlled settings. And those climate controls used to mean a sky high electricity bill — until Hawaiian Electric invited the museum to join a novel pilot project. As part the project, the utility supplied the museum with a battery storage system […]

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(Hawaii News Now) A federal agency is reviewing three proposals from two companies who want to build floating wind farms in waters off Oahu. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which will decide whether to issue any leases for the project, held a meeting to update stakeholders about the next steps in the lengthy process.

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(Hawaii News Now)  Gov. Ige recognized 16 businesses and five events for their work in conserving energy and implementing sustainable practices.

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(Hawaii News Now)  Driven by high fuel prices and a goal to use only renewable energy in Hawaii by 2045, state lawmakers are pushing a bill to help a local business produce clean fuel. State lawmakers considered a bill Thursday to allow the state to issue $30 million in bonds to a company to produce […]

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(Hawaii News Now)   Twenty-one days of hearings and testimony have concluded, and all that’s left now is for the state Public Utilities Commission to determine the fate of NextEra Energy’s $4.3 billion bid to buy Hawaiian Electric. PUC officials say final paperwork is due May 2, and the Commission will take its time making its decision. “Our deadline is that […]

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(Hawaii News Now)  Hawaiian Electric is responding to tough questions from its top state regulator about setbacks for several renewable energy projects. Randy Iwase, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, said the agency is reviewing the actions of the Hawaiian Electric Companies. Iwase is concerned about the cancellation of power-purchase agreements with SunEdison for three Oahu […]

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(Hawaii News Now)  Hawaiian Electric, rebuked by its top regulator for a pattern of renewable energy braking actions, replied Friday morning that it’s “as frustrated and disappointed as everyone that these developers have encountered serious problems.” Randy Iwase, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, issued a rare statement of concern Thursday, enumerating recent Hawaiian Electric […]

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(Hawaii News Now)  A national report applauds the wide adoption of photovoltaic systems in the islands, but criticized its decision to do away with net metering. The new report by the Independent Renewable Energy Council, which works to expand consumer access to green energy, gave Hawaii an “A” for interconnection. Hawaiian Electric Co. spokesman Darren Pai said the […]

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(Hawaii News Now)  Electric vehicle owners already enjoy a host of benefits while both driving and parking. They’re getting more. Hawaiian Electric Co. announced Wednesday that it has installed two more fast chargers on Oahu, one in Kapolei Common and the other by the 7-11 in Hawaii Kai. Meanwhile, at the state Capitol, lawmakers are proposing that one electric […]

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(Hawaii News Now)  A new survey show most Hawaii residents are concerned about climate change, and a majority support the state’s 100 percent renewable energy goal and increased availability and integration of clean energy. The Blue Planet Foundation worked with a market research expert to survey over 600 residents from across the state and found 57 percent of […]

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