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NEW ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED TO DBEDT’S STATE ENERGY OFFICEPosted on July 21, 2017NEW ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED TO DBEDT’S STATE ENERGY OFFICE post thumbnail
For Immediate Release: July 21, 2017 HONOLULU—Carilyn Shon has been appointed administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO), effective July 31. In her new role, Shon will manage, develop, oversee and implement statewide energy programs, policies, and initiatives that support Hawaii’s clean energy transformation. She has extensive experience in the energy field, most recently […]
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HAWAII JOINS SELECT GROUP OF STATES TO REACH ENERGY EFFICIENCY MILESTONEPosted on July 11, 2017
For Immediate Release: July 11, 2017 HONOLULU —Hawaii has surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark for investment in energy performance contracting (EPC), an innovative financing tool that allows government agencies to achieve significant savings from the installation of energy, water and operational efficiency projects without having to pay capital expenses up front. With $504.3 million in signed […]
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HAWAII BUSINESSES AND EVENTS RECOGNIZED FOR GREEN PRACTICESPosted on May 17, 2017
For immediate release: May 17, 2017 HONOLULU — A hotel that diverts up to 30 percent of its waste from the landfill and saves more than 10 million gallons of water annually is among the recipients of this year’s Hawaii Green Business Program awards. A total of 13 businesses and eight events were recognized today […]
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USDOE RECOGNIZES STATE OF HAWAII FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY MILESTONEPosted on May 10, 2017
For immediate release: May 10, 2017 HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii signed $345.9 million in performance contracts for energy efficiency improvements for state and county facilities, exceeding a commitment made to the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). In 2013 the state committed to the USDOE’s Better Buildings Initiative, Performance Contracting Accelerator Program, with a […]
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DBEDT ISSUES FINAL CALL FOR CLEAN ENERGY EVENT SPONSORSHIPSPosted on January 25, 2017
For immediate release: January 25, 2017 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is announcing the last call to apply for up to $10,000 in fiscal year 2017 sponsorship funding for events which assist in the efforts to raise awareness and garner support of Hawaii’s clean […]
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DBEDT ACCEPTING FORMS FOR RENEWABLE FUELS TAX CREDITPosted on January 11, 2017
For Immediate Release: Jan. 11, 2017 HONOLULU —  The  Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is now accepting notifications from renewable fuels producers planning to pursue Hawaii’s new renewable fuels tax credit. Taxpayers wishing to claim the credit are required, among other things, to provide written notification to DBEDT of their intent to […]
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STATE’S CLEAN ENERGY PROGRESS OUTLINED IN DBEDT REPORTPosted on December 27, 2016
For Immediate Release: Dec. 27, 2016 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has released its 2016 Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report, which highlights the policies and activities that have advanced the state approximately a quarter of the way toward its target of achieving 100 percent […]
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ADVISORY BOARD WILL PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR VERGE HAWAII 2017Posted on October 25, 2016
For Immediate Release: Oct. 25, 2016 HONOLULU — GreenBiz Group and the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) have announced the formation of an advisory board for the  VERGE Hawaii 2017: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, returning to Honolulu June 20-22. VERGE Hawaii explores the innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure that will enable […]
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HAWAII LEADS IN ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING FOR 5TH STRAIGHT YEARPosted on September 29, 2016
For Immediate Release: Sept. 29, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii was recognized for the fifth consecutive year by the Energy Services Coalition as the nation’s leader for per capita investment in energy performance contracting (EPC), an innovative financing tool that allows government buildings to achieve significant energy efficiency savings without having to pay capital expenses up […]
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HAWAII SELECTED TO RECEIVE $225,000 FEDERAL CLEAN ENERGY GRANTPosted on August 30, 2016
For Immediate Release: Aug. 30, 2016 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has been selected to receive a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create a data visualization tool that will help stakeholders better understand the policy choices needed to move toward a 100 percent renewable energy system. HSEO […]
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