NEWS

  • 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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  • STATE SENATE CONFIRMS SCOTT GLENN AS HAWAII’S FIRST CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2020 HONOLULU — The State Senate last Thursday confirmed Scott J. Glenn to serve as Hawaii’s first chief energy officer. Glenn, who was appointed to the position by Gov. David Ige last fall, will lead the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) in its mission to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, […]

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  • STATE UNVEILS NEW ONLINE TOOL TO ASSESS POTENTIAL OF CONTAMINATED SITES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019 HONOLULU — The State of Hawaii has launched a new online mapping tool as part of its Hawaii Brightfields Initiative that will make it easier for land owners, developers, community members, and policymakers to assess the renewable energy potential of contaminated sites and other previously developed parcels statewide in […]

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  • HAWAII ONE OF FOUR STATES SELECTED FOR ENERGY SECURITY EXERCISE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 29, 2019 HONOLULU — Hawaii was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to participate in a state-focused technical assistance project to enhance their experiences in the GridEx V energy security exercise. GridEx is a remote, biennial exercise conducted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to […]

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  • STATEMENT FROM CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER SCOTT GLENN

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 24, 2019 Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s affirmation that he plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement less than two weeks before his administration can formally start the process: “Hawaii is extremely disappointed with the failure […]

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  • HAWAIʻI EARNS ENERGY EFFICIENCY RECOGNITION FOR EIGHTH STRAIGHT YEAR

    For Immediate Release: Sept. 25, 2019 HONOLULU — The nonprofit Energy Services Coalition (ESC) recognized Hawai‘i for the eighth consecutive year as the nation’s cumulative per capita leader for investment in state and county energy efficiency projects, which are helping Hawai‘i meet its clean energy goals. Hawai‘i received the ESC’s 2019 “Race to the Top” […]

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  • HAWAII CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVE SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR ADVISORY GROUP

    For Immediate Release: Sept. 10, 2019 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) is seeking nominations for participants to be members of an Advisory Group to provide input to the HCEI Executive Management Team (EMT). Nomination forms can be downloaded at the HCEI Advisory Group web page. The Advisory Group will consist of up […]

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  • NEW ONLINE DASHBOARD AND DATA SUPPORT HAWAII’S CLEAN ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

    For Immediate Release: Aug. 15, 2019 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has launched a new online Energy Dashboard that features 26 charts providing Hawaii-specific energy and transportation data that will support sound decision-making as Hawaii moves forward with its clean energy transformation. In addition, HSEO released its 2019 edition of Hawaii Energy […]

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  • STATE HONORS BUSINESS & EVENTS FOR GREEN PRACTICES

    For Immediate Release: Aug. 1, 2019 HONOLULU — This year’s Hawaii Green Business Program (HGBP) awards ceremony has been expanded to include a new “HGBP Alaka‘i 10-Entry Level” category that encourages smaller restaurants and food service companies to take steps to become more sustainable while improving their bottom line. The awardees are among 35 businesses, […]

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  • ENERGY OFFICE PRESENTS UTILITY MODEL STUDY

    For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019 HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) has completed a study analyzing alternative models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii. The study was produced in response to Act 124, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, which provided funding to HSEO “for a study evaluate alternative utility and regulatory models including, […]

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  • ELECTRIFY AMERICA TO INVEST IN HONOLULU EV FAST CHARGING STATIONS

    For Immediate Release: March 4, 2019 HONOLULU — Electrify America selected Honolulu as one of 18 metropolitan areas to receive investment in electric vehicle DC fast chargers as part of the second phase of the organization’s National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan. Electrify America said it will spend $300 million in Cycle 2 of […]

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  • HAWAII JOINS SELECT GROUP OF STATES ON ELECTRICITY PLANNING TASK FORCE

    For Immediate Release: February 28, 2019 HONOLULU — The Task Force for Comprehensive Electricity Planning announced that Hawaii has been named one of 16 states to represent the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) on the joint task force. The two-year collaborative initiative of NARUC […]

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