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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2021 HONOLULU — Public and private organizations looking to replace medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with clean, zero-emission battery electric vehicles are invited to apply for a rebate that could fund up to 45 percent of the cost through the Diesel Replacement Rebate Program (DRR). Presented by the Hawaii State ...
Read More THE DIESEL REPLACEMENT REBATE PROGRAM OPENS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2021 HONOLULU – Approximately $2.1 million in diesel replacement rebates are available from the Hawaii State Energy Office in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Health. The new Diesel Replacement Rebate program offers a 45% rebate to public and private organizations within Hawaii that replace old, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles ...
Read More DIESEL REPLACEMENT REBATES AVAILABLE TO ELECTRIFY MEDIUM AND HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2021  HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Energy Office is seeking candidates to fill three full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions to continue building its capacity to serve vulnerable and underserved communities. “We are seeking candidates who want to tackle the climate crisis at its roots – energy, and equity to create a better quality of life for all of ...
Read More HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE POSITIONS AVAILABLE SUPPORTING EQUITY, RESILIENCY, AND GREEN JOBS GROWTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2021 HONOLULU — Hawaii got some good Earth Day news Thursday when officials received word that the Federal Highway Administration approved the Kauai Alternative Fuel Corridor, a move that will bring a host of benefits to the Garden Island including streamlined access to potential funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. ...
Read More ALTERNATIVE FUEL CORRIDOR STATUS WILL BOOST KAUAI’S EV EXPANSION EFFORTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 20, 2021 HONOLULU – Today President Biden signed an executive order allowing the United States to rejoin the Paris Agreement. The United States officially withdrew from the landmark climate agreement on Nov. 4, 2020, under the previous presidential administration. Following is a statement from Scott Glenn, chief energy officer for the ...
Read More STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN REGARDING REJOINING THE PARIS AGREEMENT

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