News Releases

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2008 HONOLULU – Hawaii has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to support the State’s clean energy initiative. The funds will be used by the State to analyze the costs and benefits of electric vehicles as well as the infrastructure needed ...
Read More HAWAII WINS NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY GRANT

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today signed into law a bill to increase the use of one of Hawaii’s most abundant renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on imported oil. With the Governor’s signature, Hawaii becomes the first state in the nation to require the installation of solar water ...
Read More GOVERNOR LINGLE SIGNS BILL TO INCREASE SOLAR ENERGY

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin Kolevar today announced the selection of a Hawaii project as part of a nationwide demonstration to modernize the country’s electricity grid system. The Department of Energy plans to invest ...
Read More U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SELECTS HAWAII FOR ENERGY MODERNIZATION PROJECT

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today announced a collaborative public-private partnership to establish a wind technology program on Maui as part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to increase Hawaii’s energy independence. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation’s primary laboratory for energy efficiency and ...
Read More GOVERNOR LINGLE ANNOUNCES WIND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, a long-term partnership designed to accelerate the transformation of Hawaii into one of the ...
Read More HAWAII AND U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PARTNER TO MAKE HAWAII A “WORLD MODEL” FOR CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY