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STATE UNVEILS NEW ONLINE TOOL TO ASSESS POTENTIAL OF CONTAMINATED SITES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENTPosted on November 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019 HONOLULU — The State of Hawaii has launched a new online mapping tool as part of its Hawaii Brightfields Initiative that will make it easier for land owners, developers, community members, and policymakers to assess the renewable energy potential of contaminated sites and other previously developed parcels statewide in […]
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HAWAII ONE OF FOUR STATES SELECTED FOR ENERGY SECURITY EXERCISEPosted on October 29, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 29, 2019 HONOLULU — Hawaii was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to participate in a state-focused technical assistance project to enhance their experiences in the GridEx V energy security exercise. GridEx is a remote, biennial exercise conducted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to […]
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STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENNPosted on October 24, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 24, 2019 Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s affirmation that he plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement less than two weeks before his administration can formally start the process: “Hawaii is extremely disappointed with the failure […]
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HAWAIʻI EARNS ENERGY EFFICIENCY RECOGNITION FOR EIGHTH STRAIGHT YEARPosted on September 25, 2019
For Immediate Release: Sept. 25, 2019 HONOLULU — The nonprofit Energy Services Coalition (ESC) recognized Hawai‘i for the eighth consecutive year as the nation’s cumulative per capita leader for investment in state and county energy efficiency projects, which are helping Hawai‘i meet its clean energy goals. Hawai‘i received the ESC’s 2019 “Race to the Top” […]
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HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR ADVISORY GROUPPosted on September 10, 2019
For Immediate Release: Sept. 10, 2019 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) is seeking nominations for participants to be members of an Advisory Group to provide input to the HCEI Executive Management Team (EMT). Nomination forms can be downloaded at the HCEI Advisory Group web page. The Advisory Group will consist of up […]
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NEW ONLINE DASHBOARD AND DATA SUPPORT HAWAII’S CLEAN ENERGY TRANSFORMATIONPosted on August 20, 2019
For Immediate Release: Aug. 15, 2019 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has launched a new online Energy Dashboard that features 26 charts providing Hawaii-specific energy and transportation data that will support sound decision-making as Hawaii moves forward with its clean energy transformation. In addition, HSEO released its 2019 edition of Hawaii Energy […]
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STATE HONORS BUSINESS & EVENTS FOR GREEN PRACTICESPosted on August 1, 2019
For Immediate Release: Aug. 1, 2019 HONOLULU — This year’s Hawaii Green Business Program (HGBP) awards ceremony has been expanded to include a new “HGBP Alaka‘i 10-Entry Level” category that encourages smaller restaurants and food service companies to take steps to become more sustainable while improving their bottom line. The awardees are among 35 businesses, […]
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ENERGY OFFICE PRESENTS UTILITY MODEL STUDYPosted on June 4, 2019
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019 HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has completed a study analyzing alternative models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii. The study was produced in response to Act 124, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, which provided funding to HSEO “for a study evaluate alternative utility and regulatory models including, […]
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ELECTRIFY AMERICA TO INVEST IN HONOLULU EV FAST CHARGING STATIONSPosted on March 4, 2019
For Immediate Release: March 4, 2019 HONOLULU — Electrify America selected Honolulu as one of 18 metropolitan areas to receive investment in electric vehicle DC fast chargers as part of the second phase of the organization’s National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan. Electrify America said it will spend $300 million in Cycle 2 of […]
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HAWAII JOINS SELECT GROUP OF STATES ON ELECTRICITY PLANNING TASK FORCEPosted on February 28, 2019
For Immediate Release: February 28, 2019 HONOLULU — The Task Force for Comprehensive Electricity Planning announced that Hawaii has been named one of 16 states to represent the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) on the joint task force. The two-year collaborative initiative of NARUC […]
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