NEWS

  • EnergyBUZZ

    (2/07/24)The HSEO relies on DBEDT’s monthly energy trends report containing data on crude oil prices, average monthly gasoline, fuel consumption and much more. Energy data keeps us informed on Hawaii’s evolving energy landscape. January 2024 report now available. (3/05/21)The HSEO relies on DBEDT’s monthly energy trends report containing data on crude oil prices, average monthly…

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  • HAWAI‘I STATE ENERGY OFFICE AND KAUA‘I ISLAND UTILITY COOPERATIVE RECEIVE FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS

    Projects will boost reliability and support utility’s goal of reaching 100% renewable energy with in 10 years LIHUE, Hawai‘i – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced two technology demonstration projects proposed by the Hawai‘i State Energy Office (HSEO) in partnership with Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) will receive more than $17.9 million in funding…

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  • DIESEL REPLACEMENT REBATE PROGRAM HELPS BRING FIVE NEW ELECTRIC-BATTERY BUSES TO HAWAI‘I

    Buses include the manufacturer’s first tour/charter EV motorcoaches in the country and adds to the EV school bus fleet on O‘ahu. HONOLULU —  On July 20th, 2023 the Hawai‘i State Energy Office, the Hawai‘i Department of Health and Roberts Hawai‘i, Inc. debuted five new zero-emission electric-battery buses that will provide clean transportation for tourists and…

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  • INTEGRATED HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HYDROGEN HUB COMPLETES FULL APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL FUNDING

    HONOLULU —The Hawai‘i State Energy Office and its partners have submitted a full application to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Hydrogen Hub programs. The Hawai‘i Pacific Hydrogen Hub (H2Hub) authored one of 33 concept papers nationwide that was encouraged by the U.S. Department of Energy to apply for funding through the program. The agency…

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  • 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HAWAI’I ENERGY POLICY FORUM – HAWAI’I CLIMATE WEEK

    HONOLULU – Join HSEO in attendance to the 20th Anniversary of the Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum on January 12th from 8 a.m – 5 p.m in the Campus Center Ballroom at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. The Hawai‘i Climate Commission, Pacific Rise, Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center and others are coming together to…

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  • HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HYDROGEN HUB PROPOSAL ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT FULL APPLICATION 

    HONOLULU — The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has encouraged the Hawai‘i State Energy Office and its consortium of partners across government, community, industry, and academia to submit a Full Application for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (H2Hub) program.   The consortium concept paper details the potential for an integrated Hawai‘i Pacific Hydrogen Hub that…

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  • INTEGRATED HAWAI‘I PACIFIC HYDROGEN HUB PROPOSAL SUPPORTS REGIONAL ECONOMIC AND ENERGY

    HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Energy Office and a consortium of partners across government, community, industry, and academia have submitted an integrated Hawai‘i Pacific Hydrogen Hub concept proposal to the US Department of Energy’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (H2Hub) program.     As part of the $8 billion hydrogen hub program funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,…

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  • HAWAI‘I STATE ENERGY OFFICE SEEKS INPUT ON PARTNERING OPPORTUNITIES 

    HONOLULU —The Hawai‘i State Energy Office is seeking input on federal funding opportunities under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021. The law authorizes $1.2 trillion in infrastructure spending addressing clean energy and power, carbon capture and utilization, clean transportation, resiliency, and…

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  • STATEMENT FROM HAWAII CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN

    Honolulu – In support of Gov. David Ige’s statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the W. Virginia v EPA case, Scott Glenn, Hawai‘i Chief Energy Officer, said:  “Hawai‘i is making strong progress towards our state’s climate and clean energy goals and this decision doesn’t change our commitment or trajectory. In Hawai‘i, eliminating our…

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  • HAWAI‘I STATE ENERGY OFFICE UNVEILS NEW LOGO AND WEBSITE

    HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Energy Office today unveiled a new logo and website that reflect the agency’s increasing role in achieving Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals. The rebranding initiative follows the Legislature’s restructuring of the agency in 2019 that elevated the State Energy Office to have a stronger and more direct voice in state energy…

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  • HAWAI‘I COMPANY RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP MODERNIZE SCHOOL BUS FLEET

    HONOLULU — Hawai‘i 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 GLENN

    HONOLULU — Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i. The Hawai‘i State Energy Office has been in close contact with Par and other state and industry partners ever since tensions between Russia and…

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