NEWS

  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INCREASES FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO HAWAII’S CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE

    For Immediate Release: March 17, 2009 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) has assigned two senior personnel from its National Renewable Energy Laboratory to assist the State of Hawaii in implementing the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). The HCEI is a partnership between the USDOE and the […]

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  • GOVERNOR’S WEST HAWAII COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL TO FOCUS ON HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE

    For Immediate Release: March 5, 2009 HONOLULU – The Governor’s West Hawaii Community Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) Gateway Center, at 73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Highway #101 in Kailua-Kona. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Ted Peck, energy administrator, Strategic Industries Division from […]

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  • GOVERNOR’S LANAI COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL TO FOCUS ON HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE

    For Immediate Release: February 19, 2009 HONOLULU – The Governor’s Lanai Community Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4:00 p.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, 309 Seventh Street, Lanai City. The public is invited to attend. Ted Peck, energy administrator, Strategic Industries Division, and Joshua Strickler, facilitator of renewable energy projects, from […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE AND BETTER PLACE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO OFFER NATIONAL BLUEPRINT FOR CLEAN ENERGY IN TRANSPORTATION

    For Immediate Release: December 2, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle and Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Better Place, today unveiled a plan to bring an electric-car network to Hawaii, creating a model for the adoption of electric cars in the U.S. The move – only the second of its kind announced in the […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE ANNOUNCES NEW OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY PARTNERSHIP

    For Immediate Release: November 18, 2008 HONOLULU — Governor Linda Lingle today announced a new energy partnership to develop a 10 megawatt (MW) Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot plant in Hawaii between the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the Lockheed Martin Corporation. During the Governor’s official state visit to Taiwan, the ITRI […]

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  • HAWAII CHOSEN TO STUDY ADVANCED ENERGY CONSERVATION PLANNING

    For Immediate Release: November 13, 2008 HONOLULU — Governor Linda Lingle announced today that the State of Hawaii has been selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to participate in its Policy Academy on Advanced Energy Strategies for Buildings. The Policy Academy will assist the state to develop an action plan […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE RELEASES $1,854,000 FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS TO STATE BUILDINGS

    For Immediate Release: October 21, 2008 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle has released $1,854,000 in design and construction funds to improve the energy efficiency of state buildings on Oahu. Project work includes the installation of new or upgraded energy-efficient products, materials, systems and equipment. “It is important that the state lead by example in making […]

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  • STATE AND HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC STRIKE SWEEPING AGREEMENT FOR HAWAII’S ENERGY FUTURE

    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 […]

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  • HAWAII NATURAL ENERGY INSTITUTE AWARDED $5 MILLION FOR WAVE ENERGY PROJECT

    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 […]

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  • STATE SECURES $1.7 MILLION IN ENERGY GRANTS

    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 […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE SIGNS KEY LEGISLATION TO BOOST RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION

    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 […]

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  • HAWAII WINS NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY GRANT

    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 […]

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