NEWS

  • EnergyBUZZ

    (3/05/21)The HSEO relies on DBEDT’s monthly energy trends report containing data on crude oil prices, average monthly gasoline, fuel consumption and much more. Energy data keeps us informed on Hawaii’s evolving energy landscape. February 2021 report now available. (2/26/21)Hawaii Carbon Pricing StudyThis first-ever Hawaii-specific study was prepared for the Hawaii State Energy Office by the […]

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN REGARDING REJOINING THE PARIS AGREEMENT

    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 […]

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  • HAWAII BUSINESS AND EVENTS RECOGNIZED FOR GREEN PRACTICES

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Dec. 4, 2020 HONOLULU — A resort on Hawaii Island that converted its gasoline-powered canal boats to electric propulsion, a Maui resort that increased its photovoltaic rooftop array to 2,138 panels to produce clean power, and another that switched to using municipally treated greywater to irrigate 14 acres of its property grounds […]

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  • NEWLY RELEASED REPORT INCLUDES ESSENTIAL HAWAII ENERGY STATISTICS

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 19, 2020 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s progress toward achieving its goals in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation and decarbonization is among the updates detailed in the 2020 edition of Hawaii’s Energy Facts and Figures released this week by the Hawaii State Energy Office. The 43-page report is a compendium of statistics […]

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN REGARDING PARIS AGREEMENT WITHDRAWAL

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 4, 2020 The United States today officially withdrew from the Paris climate agreement making it the only nation in the world to abandon the landmark accord. The duration of the United States’ absence from the agreement will depend on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, which is still unclear. If […]

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  • HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE HIRING FOR EQUITY PROGRAM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 12, 2020 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office is seeking candidates to fill three new full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions it created to help the office build its capacity to serve vulnerable and underrepresented communities. “A successful path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy and a carbon free economy requires green […]

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  • VIRTUAL EVENT SET THURSDAY TO MARK HYDROGEN & FUEL CELL DAY IN HAWAI‘I

    Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Hawai’i Technology Development Corporation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 6, 2020 HONOLULU –Hawai‘i joins the nation in celebrating the sixth annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, which marks the growth of the industry by raising awareness of the benefits fuel cells and hydrogen technologies provide in generating reliable […]

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN REGARDING THE VETO OF HB1846

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2020 “While the Hawaii State Energy Office is a staunch supporter of energy efficiency as a means of achieving Hawai‘i’s clean energy goals, the language in HB1846 unfortunately could be challenged in court, potentially costing the state further time and money and detracting from achieving our clean energy goals. Vetoing […]

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 4, 2020 Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn issued the following statement following Hawaiian Electric’s announcement that its fleet of about 925 vehicles will be plug-in electric by 2035. “We commend Hawaiian Electric for leading by example as it moves to convert its fleet to all plug-in electric vehicles. Hawaii has a […]

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  • HSEO GRANT WILL SUPPORT HAWAII’S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS, ECONOMIC RECOVERY

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2020 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office was awarded a $425,070 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) to pursue several strategic projects that advance Hawaii’s clean economy goals and support the state’s economic recovery, including job training for energy sector workers and an upgrade of web-based tools […]

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  • HAWAII JOINS WITH OTHER STATES IN COMMITMENT TO ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2020 HONOLULU — Hawaii joined a group of 15 states and the District of Columbia to announce a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), pledging to expand the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pickup trucks and vans, delivery trucks, box trucks, school and transit buses, and long-haul […]

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  • HSEO LAUNCHES WEB PAGE TO SHARE INFORMATION ON NEW ROUND OF RENEWABLE PROJECTS

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2020 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) launched a web page today to provide information, as it becomes publicly available, on the 13 solar-plus-storage and  three standalone storage projects announced by the Hawaiian Electric Companies as part of the largest renewable energy procurement ever undertaken in Hawaii. The […]

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