Press/Media

These selected press releases from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and other state agencies announce major milestones, events, and other news relating to Hawaii’s move toward a clean energy future.

Press Releases – Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative

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HAWAII BUSINESSES AND EVENTS RECOGNIZED FOR GREEN PRACTICES

Posted: May 17, 2017, 1:46 am
News Release (PDF) Awardee Accomplishments (PDF) For immediate release: May 17, 2017 HONOLULU — A hotel that diverts up to 30 percent of its waste from the landfill and saves more than 10 million gallons of water annually is among the recipients of this year’s Hawaii Green Business Program awards. A total of 13 businesses […]

USDOE RECOGNIZES STATE OF HAWAII FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY MILESTONE

Posted: May 10, 2017, 7:54 pm
News Release (PDF) For immediate release: May 10, 2017 HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii signed $345.9 million in performance contracts for energy efficiency improvements for state and county facilities, exceeding a commitment made to the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE). In 2013 the state committed to the USDOE’s Better Buildings Initiative, Performance Contracting Accelerator […]

DBEDT ISSUES FINAL CALL FOR CLEAN ENERGY EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Posted: January 25, 2017, 7:48 pm
News Release (PDF) For immediate release: January 25, 2017 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is announcing the last call to apply for up to $10,000 in fiscal year 2017 sponsorship funding for events which assist in the efforts to raise awareness and garner support […]

DBEDT Accepting Forms for Renewable Fuels Tax Credit

Posted: January 11, 2017, 5:55 pm
News Release (PDF) For Immediate Release: Jan. 11, 2017 HONOLULU —  The  Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is now accepting notifications from renewable fuels producers planning to pursue Hawaii’s new renewable fuels tax credit. Taxpayers wishing to claim the credit are required, among other things, to provide written notification to DBEDT of […]

State’s Clean Energy Progress Outlined in DBEDT Report

Posted: December 27, 2016, 5:52 pm
News release (PDF) For Immediate Release: Dec. 27, 2016 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has released its 2016 Energy Resources Coordinator’s Annual Report, which highlights the policies and activities that have advanced the state approximately a quarter of the way toward its target of […]

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