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Report Says Solar Tax Credits Have Been Good For the State Blue Planet Foundation

Report Says Solar Tax Credits Have Been Good For the State

New study comes as lawmakers debate future of incentive program.
Single-Use Bag Bill in Political Death Throes NOAA

Single-Use Bag Bill in Political Death Throes

Supporters staging last-ditch effort to save it.
Water Commission Nominees Confirmed Amid Growing Outcry

Water Commission Nominees Confirmed Amid Growing Outcry

Senate moves ahead while governor looks down from gallery.
Seawater Air Conditioning Project Still Struggling

Seawater Air Conditioning Project Still Struggling

Eight-year-old project still lacks permits and customers may not save money.
Solar Telescope Construction May Begin Despite Permit Challenge

Solar Telescope Construction May Begin Despite Permit Challenge

State still hasn't ruled on whether project can move forward.
Big Wind Opponents Suffer Defeat in House

Big Wind Opponents Suffer Defeat in House

Hawaii's interisland cable bill closer to becoming law.
Paper or Plastic? Environmentalists Say Neither

Paper or Plastic? Environmentalists Say Neither

County bans on plastic bags could be bad for environment.
Secrecy Shrouds Selection of Water Commissioners

Secrecy Shrouds Selection of Water Commissioners

Nominating committee never interviewed candidates, only met once.
Where Did Hawaii’s Energy Stimulus Money Go? Hawaiian Electric Co.

Where Did Hawaii’s Energy Stimulus Money Go?

UPDATED: Energy efficiency, staffing up the energy office and Big Wind were top priorities.