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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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THIRD-PARTY CERTIFICATION NOW REQUIRED FOR RENEWABLE FUELS PRODUCERS SEEKING STATE TAX CREDITPosted on December 18, 2018
For Immediate Release: December 18, 2018 HONOLULU — For calendar year 2018 and beyond, taxpayers claiming Hawaii’s renewable fuels production tax credit (RFPTC) will be subject to several revised requirements. These revised requirements are the result of the enactment of Act 142 of 2017 and Act 143 of 2018. Following are some of the new […]
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ELECTRONIC FILING NOW AVAILABLE FOR SOLAR WATER HEATER VARIANCE APPLICATIONSPosted on September 4, 2018
For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018 HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii has made several changes to the application process for a solar water heater variance, including a new electronic filing option and the addition of a $25 processing fee. State law requires all new single-family dwellings in Hawaii to be built with a solar […]
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HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE SCHEDULES COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON UTILITY MODEL STUDYPosted on June 12, 2018
For Immediate Release: June 12, 2018 HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) will host a series of community meetings across the state starting tomorrow to gather community input for the second phase of a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii. The latest round of community meetings […]
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HAWAII BUSINESS AND EVENTS RECOGNIZED FOR GREEN PRACTICESPosted on May 3, 2018
For Immediate Release: May 3, 2018 HONOLULU — This year’s awards for the Hawaii Green Business Program include innovative solutions to going green. A hotel that grows its own herbs on a rooftop garden and a community college that cut its electricity bill by 25 percent by installing energy management equipment are among the award […]
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ADDITIONAL HAWAII ROADWAYS DESIGNATED AS ALTERNATIVE FUEL CORRIDORSPosted on March 27, 2018
For Immediate Release: March 27, 2018 KAILUA-KONA – The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has designated two more Hawaii highways as alternative fuel corridors, clearing the way for the installation of signage that will alert drivers to locations with electric vehicle chargers or hydrogen fuel stations. The nomination of two Hawaii Island corridors was coordinated by […]
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FORMS AVAILABLE FOR RENEWABLE FUELS PRODUCTION TAX CREDITPosted on February 20, 2018
For Immediate Release: February 20, 2018 HONOLULU — Qualifying renewable fuels producers planning to claim Hawaii’s new renewable fuels production tax credit (RFPTC) for the 2017 tax year must submit a “RFPTC – Credit Certificate” form now available online. Forms and instructions can be downloaded at: http://energy.hawaii.gov/developer-investor Once completed, taxpayers can remit the forms and […]
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