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For Immediate Release: June 20, 2014 HONOLULU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed five energy-related measures (Acts 106 to 110) that address solar energy device warranties or guarantees, the energy systems development fund, the Public Utilities Commission, modernization of the electric grid and a car-sharing vehicle surcharge tax. “We spend billions of dollars a year ...
Read More GOVERNOR SIGNS 5 BILLS RELATING TO ENERGY

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2014 HONOLULU —The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has filed two applications with the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) seeking approval to move forward with the Abercrombie Administration’s Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program, which will make solar panels and other clean energy improvements more accessible ...
Read More DBEDT FILES APPLICATIONS WITH PUC TO IMPLEMENT GREEN ENERGY MARKET SECURITIZATION PROGRAM

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014 HONOLULU — The White House today released new rules under the Clean Air Act governing what existing power plants must do to reduce earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions. These rules provide states flexibility to utilize energy efficiency and renewable energy, such as outlined in the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), ...
Read More HAWAII APPLAUDS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S CLIMATE CHANGE RULES FOR POWER PLANTS – REST OF THE COUNTRY FOLLOWING HAWAII’S LEAD