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HAWAII COMPANY RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP MODERNIZE SCHOOL BUS FLEETPosted on March 10, 2022
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 […]
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STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENNPosted on March 3, 2022
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 […]
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HAWAII TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $17 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INFRASTRUCTUREPosted on February 11, 2022
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 […]
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ANNUAL HAWAII GREEN BUSINESS AWARDS PROGRAM HONORS HAWAII BUSINESSES AND EVENTS FOR GREEN PRACTICESPosted on January 14, 2022
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 […]
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STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN ON NEW GHG VEHICLE EMISSIONS STANDARDSPosted on December 20, 2021
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 […]
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HSEO expands focus on clean transportation with addition of Vehicle Miles Traveled/Active Transportation SpecialistPosted on December 7, 2021
HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Energy Office announced today that Kiana Otsuka has joined HSEO as the Vehicle Miles Traveled/Active Transportation Specialist. Otsuka will focus on the development and implementation of strategies to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) through mode-shift, active transportation, and other associated means. “A key way to change to clean energy and […]
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THE DIESEL REPLACEMENT REBATE PROGRAM OPENSPosted on November 1, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2021 HONOLULU — Public and private organizations looking to replace medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with clean, zero-emission battery electric vehicles are invited to apply for a rebate that could fund up to 45 percent of the cost through the Diesel Replacement Rebate Program (DRR). Presented by the Hawaii State […]
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DIESEL REPLACEMENT REBATES AVAILABLE TO ELECTRIFY MEDIUM AND HEAVY DUTY VEHICLESPosted on September 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2021 HONOLULU – Approximately $2.1 million in diesel replacement rebates are available from the Hawaii State Energy Office in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Health. The new Diesel Replacement Rebate program offers a 45% rebate to public and private organizations within Hawaii that replace old, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles […]
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HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE POSITIONS AVAILABLE SUPPORTING EQUITY, RESILIENCY, AND GREEN JOBS GROWTHPosted on September 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2021  HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Energy Office is seeking candidates to fill three full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions to continue building its capacity to serve vulnerable and underserved communities. “We are seeking candidates who want to tackle the climate crisis at its roots – energy, and equity to create a better quality of life for all of […]
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ALTERNATIVE FUEL CORRIDOR STATUS WILL BOOST KAUAI’S EV EXPANSION EFFORTSPosted on April 26, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2021 HONOLULU — Hawaii got some good Earth Day news Thursday when officials received word that the Federal Highway Administration approved the Kauai Alternative Fuel Corridor, a move that will bring a host of benefits to the Garden Island including streamlined access to potential funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. […]
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