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Pacific Biodiesel Lands Second Biofuels Contract

Local biofuels are expected to play an increasing role in the state's push toward clean energy.

Low Turnout for Honolulu Sewage Sludge Meeting

Officials update community on technical obstacles and contingency plans for wastewater treatment plant.
Warm Hawaii Government Offices Chill AC Sting

Warm Hawaii Government Offices Chill AC Sting

State offices on Oahu prove to be energy efficiency pioneers, not air conditioning gluttons.
Abercrombie’s Energy Plan Is Nowhere in Sight

Abercrombie’s Energy Plan Is Nowhere in Sight

State regulators stress progress, despite continued budget woes.
HECO Wants Regulators to Rethink Big Wind Ruling

HECO Wants Regulators to Rethink Big Wind Ruling

The utility opposes breaking up project, pushes for its wind farm plans to move forward intact.

‘Big Wind’ Project Faces Mounting Uncertainty

Other renewable energy sources for powering Oahu are on the table.

Hawaii Expands ‘Big Wind’ Project to Include Other Renewable Sources

State opens door to solar, geothermal to feed power to Oahu.
Hawaii Coffee Farmers Call for Nationwide Boycott of Safeway Stores Civil Beat

Hawaii Coffee Farmers Call for Nationwide Boycott of Safeway Stores

Kona growers accuse grocery-store chain of mislabeling Kona blends, tarnishing their reputation.
More States Turn to Private Companies to Develop Public Lands

More States Turn to Private Companies to Develop Public Lands

Hawaii joins national trend, seeking private help to fix ailing public infrastructure.
New Law Jumpstarts Hawaii Land Development

New Law Jumpstarts Hawaii Land Development

Private companies to help renovate public lands to bring in money for cash-strapped state.
Sierra Club Poised to Strike Again Screenshot of Hoopili Map

Sierra Club Poised to Strike Again

On the heels of victory against Koa Ridge, group sets its sights on derailing Hoopili.
Committee Expands Search for New Landfill Site

Committee Expands Search for New Landfill Site

Advisory Committee wants Board of Water Supply to tell it whether there are any other possible sites.