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For Immediate Release: October 20, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today announced a comprehensive agreement to decisively move the state away from its dependence on fossil fuels for electricity and ground transportation. The historic accord – agreed to between the Lingle-Aiona Administration, including the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and the State ...
Read More STATE AND HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC STRIKE SWEEPING AGREEMENT FOR HAWAII’S ENERGY FUTURE

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2008 HONOLULU–The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has been selected by the federal Department of Energy (DOE) to establish one of two National Marine Renewable Energy Research Centers. The DOE will provide a grant to HNEI of ...
Read More HAWAII NATURAL ENERGY INSTITUTE AWARDED MILLION FOR WAVE ENERGY PROJECT

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2008 HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) has been awarded a $500,000 federal Department of Energy (DOE) grant – that will be combined with more than $900,000 in private sector in-kind contributions and $350,000 that the state recently received for related studies – creating a fund of ...
Read More STATE SECURES .7 MILLION IN ENERGY GRANTS

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