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HONOLULU — Hawaii is among the states with recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Action (DERA) School Bus Rebates. Roberts Hawaii has been awarded $200,000 in the latest round of funding for the long-standing DERA School Bus Rebates program that helps fund the replacement of older-model diesel school buses ...
Read More HAWAII COMPANY RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP MODERNIZE SCHOOL BUS FLEET

HONOLULU – Hawaii Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn today issued the following statement: “We strongly support Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.’s decision to suspend purchasing any more Russian crude oil for Hawaii. The Hawaii State Energy Office has been in close contact with Par and other state and industry partners ever since tensions between Russia and Ukraine ...
Read More STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN

The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy have announced the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program that will provide more than $17 million in Hawaii over the next five years to fund electric vehicle charging stations statewide.    “Hawaii has some of the most aggressive clean energy and carbon reduction goals in the nation,” said Hawaii Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn. “We appreciate the federal government’s ...
Read More HAWAII TO RECEIVE MORE THAN MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

HONOLULU —A total of 14 venues and events were recognized today for undertaking energy efficiency and sustainable business practices that will help their bottom line while advancing Hawaii’s clean energy and sustainability goals. Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige praised the awardees for their commitment to conserving energy and water, reducing waste, and protecting Hawaii’s environment. “It ...
Read More ANNUAL HAWAII GREEN BUSINESS AWARDS PROGRAM HONORS HAWAII BUSINESSES AND EVENTS FOR GREEN PRACTICES

Honolulu – Hawaii Chief Energy Officer, Scott Glenn, issued the following statement in response to the announcement earlier today formalizing the federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for Model Years  2023-2026: “We strongly support the Biden administration’s new federal rules to help reduce air pollution from passenger cars ...
Read More STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN ON NEW GHG VEHICLE EMISSIONS STANDARDS

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