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A&B land booked for biofuel

Posted: June 22, 2017, 1:59 am
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  A renewable energy startup company will break ground on old sugar land this summer. Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said Wednesday it is leasing 250 acres of its former sugar cane plantation on Maui to Oakland, Calif.-based TerViva. The agricultural company is seeking to use its pongamia trees to provide biofuels, biomass and feed […]

DOE due big loan to cut schools’ energy use

Posted: June 21, 2017, 2:02 am
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Gov. David Ige will sign a bill Thursday that pulls one-third of the money from the state’s dormant $150 million green energy loan program to help lower electric bills at Hawaii’s public schools. Ige’s office said Tuesday the governor will sign House Bill 957, which gives the state Department of Education a $46.4 […]

Renewable energy said to be key to economy

Posted: June 20, 2017, 1:56 am
(The Garden Island) County and industry leaders said Monday investments in renewable energy systems are key to lowering dependence on fossil fuels while strengthening the economy. In front of about 150 people at the Kauai Energy Conference, KIUC CEO David Bissell said $400 million has been invested in renewable energy projects, with an upcoming project […]

Ige highlights Hawaii’s accomplishments toward a sustainable future

Posted: June 20, 2017, 1:25 am
(Pacific Business News) Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday used his opening remarks at “Verge Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit” to showcase the state’s sustainability measures as it is trying to achieve its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. “We are still the only [U.S.] state that’s committed to 100 percent renewable […]

Energy stakeholders call for increased transparency, flexibility and cooperation

Posted: June 20, 2017, 1:20 am
(Pacific Business News)  Energy stakeholders on Tuesday called for increased transparency, flexibility and cooperation to move the state toward its clean energy future during a panel discussion at Verge Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, where utility and government representatives talked about challenges and opportunities to achieve Hawaii’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by […]

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