News Releases

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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PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT IN DEVELOPMENT OF VEHICLE EMISSIONS PLANPosted on February 20, 2018
For Immediate Release: February 20, 2018 HONOLULU — The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is seeking public input as it develops a non-binding plan to spend up to $8.125 million from a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen to promote the reduction of vehicle emissions in Hawaii. The funds represent Hawaii’s share of […]
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STATE UPGRADES ONLINE RENEWABLE ENERGY MAPPING TOOLPosted on January 11, 2018
For Immediate Release: January 11, 2018 HONOLULU — The State of Hawaii has unveiled an updated version of its Renewable EnerGIS online mapping tool that will make it easier for land owners, developers, residents and policy makers to assess the renewable energy potential of sites statewide as Hawaii moves ahead with its clean energy transformation. […]
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HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE MARKS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARYPosted on January 9, 2018
For Immediate Release: January 9, 2018 HONOLULU — Hawaii celebrated a milestone today by marking the 10th anniversary of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). Since its launch a decade ago, HCEI has proven to be an invaluable resource in advancing Hawaii’s ongoing effort to achieve energy self-sufficiency. Today’s event, held at Washington Place, brought […]
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ENERGY OFFICE SCHEDULES COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON UTILITY MODEL STUDYPosted on October 5, 2017
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2017 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) will host a series of community meetings across the state next week to solicit community input for a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii. HSEO, a division of the State Department of Business, Economic […]
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Drive Electric Hawaii Coalition Launches Online EV Resource HubPosted on September 7, 2017
For Immediate Release: September 7, 2017 Contacts: Noreen Reimel Ulupono Initiative nreimel@ulupono.com (808) 544-8979 Melissa Miyashiro Blue Planet Foundation melissa@blueplanetfoundation.org (808) 499-5713 HONOLULU — To gear up for National Drive Electric Week (September 9-17, 2017) and celebrate electric vehicle adoption across the country, the Drive Electric Hawaii coalition has unveiled a website aimed at encouraging drivers to […]
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