NEWS

  • HAWAII SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL POLICY ACADEMY TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN STATE BUILDINGS

    For Immediate Release: February 4, 2010 HONOLULU – Hawaii has been selected to participate in the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices’ Policy Academy on State Building Efficiency Retrofit Programs for the second straight year. Hawaii is one of only six states selected by the NGA to participate in this competitive building retrofit […]

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  • HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE ON TRACK AT TWO-YEAR MARK

    For Immediate Release: January 27, 2010 HONOLULU — The Lingle-Aiona administration today reaffirmed its vision and commitment to a clean energy-driven Hawaii economy at an event marking the second anniversary of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). Two years ago, on January 28, 2008, Governor Linda Lingle announced the unprecedented HCEI partnership between the State […]

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  • INTERISLAND CABLE SURVEY REPORT COMPLETED

    For Immediate Release: December 8, 2009 HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii today announced the completion of the Interisland Cable Project Ocean Floor Survey. Conducted by the University of Hawaii – Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), the survey indicates that placement of undersea electrical transmission cables is physically possible between […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE RELEASES $3 MILLION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS TO HEALTH CENTERS AND FACILITIES

    For Immediate Release: November 19, 2009 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle has released $3,060,430 for energy efficiency and air conditioning improvements at state health centers and other Department of Health facilities statewide. The six projects that will be funded include: Diamond Head Health Center – $1,098,000 will be used to continue air conditioning improvements at […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE RELEASES $1 MILLION FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS AT STATE PARKS

    For Immediate Release: November 17, 2009 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle has released $1 million that will enable the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to implement energy and water efficiency and conservation improvements at state parks. As part of DLNR’s ongoing efforts to upgrade and modernize state parks and other outdoor recreational facilities […]

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  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR UNDERSEA CABLE EIS RELEASED

    For Immediate Release: October 29, 2009 HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii today issued a request for proposal (RFP) from companies and other interested organizations to conduct an environmental impact statement (EIS) for an undersea power cable connecting the islands of Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and Maui. The undersea cable, which would connect the islands into […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT ON $6 MILLION IN ENERGY PROJECTS

    For Immediate Release: October 29, 2009 HONOLULU—Governor Lingle announced today that the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) will conduct energy efficiency and renewable projects funded by more than $6 million in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE TO PROMOTE TOURISM, CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA

    For Immediate Release: October 28, 2009 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle announced today she will travel to China to build on the State’s strategic efforts to strengthen Hawaii’s economic base by tapping China’s growing outbound tourism market as well as developing opportunities and partnerships in clean energy and international trade. During the trip (October 30 […]

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  • NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT THE HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE (HCEI)

    For Immediate Release: July 30, 2009 HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new website – www.hawaiicleanenergyinitiative.org – to provide Hawaii residents and businesses with information on how they can help achieve energy independence for the state. “This web site will […]

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  • DBEDT CONTRACTS WITH UH TO SURVEY OCEAN FLOOR FOR INTERISLAND ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION CABLE

    For Immediate Release: June 4, 2009 HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) has contracted with the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) to conduct an intensive survey of the ocean floor between the islands to determine the best possible routes for an interisland electrical transmission cable. […]

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  • GOVERNOR’S LANAI COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL CONTINUES DISCUSSION ON HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE

    For Immediate Release: March 20, 2009 HONOLULU – The Governor’s Lanai Community Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 5:00 p.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, 309 Seventh Street, Lanai City. The public is invited to attend. This month’s meeting will be a follow-up to the Council’s Feb. 24 meeting, which focused on […]

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  • GOVERNOR LINGLE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ADVANCE ‘BIG WIND’ PROJECTS

    For Immediate Release: March 17, 2009 HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle along with Castle & Cooke, First Wind Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Company today announced an agreement that could lead to large wind farms on both Lanai and Molokai providing clean energy to Oahu. These wind farms would feed into an inter-island cable system currently […]

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