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Use of renewable fuel by all ground transit sought by 2045

Posted: April 4, 2017, 10:20 pm
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  A key Senate committee passed a bill Monday that sets a goal of having all ground transportation in Hawaii run on renewable fuel by 2045. The Senate Committee on Ways and Means passed HB 1580, which provides “guidance” for a 2045 target that has no enforcement mechanisms. The bill also sets an intermediate […]

Honolulu ranks top in the nation for solar energy installations

Posted: April 4, 2017, 6:27 pm
(Pacific Business News)  Honolulu ranks first in the United States when it comes to solar energy installations per capita, according to a new report released Tuesday. Hawaii’s state capital also ranks third in the nation in terms of installed solar photovoltaic capacity with 175 watts per person, behind only San Diego and Los Angeles. The […]

Isle plant to quit coal despite Trump order

Posted: April 3, 2017, 7:49 pm
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  AES Hawaii Inc., the state’s only coal-fired power plant, isn’t altering its plans to convert to renewable fuel sources despite President Donald Trump’s executive order last week seeking to ramp up coal production. Robert McCann, interim plant manager at AES, said Friday the facility is going to continue with its efforts to transition […]

Isles green energy fans decry Trump’s order boosting coal

Posted: March 30, 2017, 6:38 pm
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  President Donald Trump’s executive order pumping up coal production and undermining climate change regulations is being roundly criticized in Hawaii. Politicians, environmentalists and advocates for clean energy denounced the order as a step backward at a time when our planet can’t afford it. “It is just maddening,” said Jeff Mikulina, executive director of […]

Anti-gasoline bill deferred by panel as DBEDT objects

Posted: March 29, 2017, 5:46 pm
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  A House bill that would eliminate the use of fossil fuel vehicles on Hawaii’s roadways by 2045 hit a speed bump in the Senate on Tuesday. The Senate Committee on Ways and Means deferred HB 1580, which would establish the 2045 target. The bill also would set a short-term plan to both reduce […]

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