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For Immediate Release: July 1, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle signed into law today three bills to increase renewable energy generation and reduce the state’s dependence on imported oil. Two of the bills will provide renewable energy project developers with much needed assistance with Hawaii’s complex permitting process. The third bill authorizes the Department ...
Read More GOVERNOR LINGLE SIGNS KEY LEGISLATION TO BOOST RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2008 HONOLULU – Hawaii has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to support the State’s clean energy initiative. The funds will be used by the State to analyze the costs and benefits of electric vehicles as well as the infrastructure needed ...
Read More HAWAII WINS NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY GRANT

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today signed into law a bill to increase the use of one of Hawaii’s most abundant renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on imported oil. With the Governor’s signature, Hawaii becomes the first state in the nation to require the installation of solar water ...
Read More GOVERNOR LINGLE SIGNS BILL TO INCREASE SOLAR ENERGY

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin Kolevar today announced the selection of a Hawaii project as part of a nationwide demonstration to modernize the country’s electricity grid system. The Department of Energy plans to invest ...
Read More U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SELECTS HAWAII FOR ENERGY MODERNIZATION PROJECT

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today announced a collaborative public-private partnership to establish a wind technology program on Maui as part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to increase Hawaii’s energy independence. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the nation’s primary laboratory for energy efficiency and ...
Read More GOVERNOR LINGLE ANNOUNCES WIND TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY