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(Pacific Business News)  Terry Surles, who was a top executive for the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaii Manoa, has been named interim administrator of the state Energy Office, industry sources confirmed to Pacific Business News Thursday. Surles replaces Mark Glick, who left the top post last month to take a position […]

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(The Maui News)  Maui Electric Co. produced 35.4 percent of its power from renewable energy in 2015, up slightly from the previous year but the second highest percentage in the state behind the Big Island’s 48.7 percent, according to the state Energy Office in its annual Hawaii report. Shayna Decker, director of communications for MECO, […]

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(Utility Dive) Dive Brief: Hawaii is making progress towards a 100% renewable portfolio standard, and currently gets about a quarter of its energy from carbon-free sources, according to a new report from the State Energy Office. The state is also pushing the adoption of electric vehicles, and last year saw a 26% jump in registrations. […]

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(GreenTech Media) The conversation about Hawaii and clean technology often focuses on the state’s push for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2045. Beyond wind, solar and novel energy storage projects, however, Hawaii is a national leader in energy efficiency, according to a new report by Hawaii State Energy Office. For the past five years, the nonprofit […]

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(The Garden Island)  The Aloha State got a little greener in 2015, according to the 2016 Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Hawaii State Energy Office on Tuesday. According to the 91-page report, the state saw a jump in clean energy use in its renewable energy […]

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(Biomass Magazine)  The Hawaii State Energy Office has released its annual energy report documenting progress toward its renewable energy and energy efficiency goals, particularly its renewable portfolio standard goal of 100 percent by 2045. The 91-page report includes a map of the locations of the state’s 65 renewable energy projects, which include biomass, biofuels, wind, ocean, […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Hawaii has made progress toward its goal of lowering its dependence on oil, cutting the number of barrels imported by 41 percent since 2006. Hawaii’s annual petroleum use has declined by 20.2 million barrels over a 10-year period, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. […]

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(Pacific Business News)  Hawaii currently gets 25 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, according to a new state report. The 91-page state of Hawaii Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report for 2016 noted that there are 65 renewable energy projects across the state, having the capacity to generate an estimated 156.1 million kilowatt-hours per […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Some 5,000 electric vehicles are registered to run on Hawaii roads now, and the state, clean-energy advocates and electrical utilities are working to expand the fleet. Hawaii’s electric vehicle fleet was up 27.8 percent in November from a year earlier, with 5,009 total registered EVs hitting the streets, according to the latest EV […]

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(Pacific Business News)  The state of Hawaii is moving ahead with its effort to explore alternative electric utility models after NextEra Energy Inc.’s (NYSE: NEE) proposed $4.3 billion deal to buy Hawaiian Electric Co. failed to go through earlier this year, Pacific Business News has learned. The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism […]

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