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Hawaii’s Green Energy Projects Search For Ways To Navigate Community Opposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Green Energy Projects Search For Ways To Navigate Community Opposition

A number of new solar and wind projects are needed in Oahu to replace the last coal-fired plant, which is scheduled to close in 2022.

Ige Picks Environmental Director To Lead Energy Office DLNR

Ige Picks Environmental Director To Lead Energy Office

As chief executive officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office, Scott Glenn will play an important role in achieving the state’s renewable energy goals.

Why The Growing Demand For AC Threatens Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Goals Christina Jedra/Civil Beat

Why The Growing Demand For AC Threatens Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Goals

Far more residents now have air conditioning to deal with a warming climate. But their increased electrical use makes the problem worse.

‘This Is Our Mauna Kea’: Oahu Wind Farm Opponents Say They’re Inspired By Big Island Protests Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

‘This Is Our Mauna Kea’: Oahu Wind Farm Opponents Say They’re Inspired By Big Island Protests

The movement on Mauna Kea is motivating others to assert collective power over land-use decisions, even at the last minute.

Here’s Why You’ll Want To Pay For The Miles You Drive Not The Gas You Use Washington State House Republicans

Here’s Why You’ll Want To Pay For The Miles You Drive Not The Gas You Use

Hawaii’s rural drivers, already burdened with higher costs to drive, think a mileage tax would hit them the hardest. Actually, they’d benefit.

We Can Save On Electricity And Help The Environment Flickr: Your Best Digs

We Can Save On Electricity And Help The Environment

Bills moving through the Hawaii Legislature call for the state to adopt California’s appliance efficiency standards. It’s a no-brainer, folks.

Feds Say Hawaii Is Too Quick To Approve Wind Power Turbines PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Feds Say Hawaii Is Too Quick To Approve Wind Power Turbines

They’re asking the Public Utilities Commission not to green-light more projects until environmental concerns are addressed.

Big Island: Proposed Biofuel Plant Faces $100M Deadline Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Proposed Biofuel Plant Faces $100M Deadline

Some residents and environmental groups continue fighting the conversion of an old coal-powered plant into a wood-burning facility.

New Shipping Rules May Drive Up Hawaii’s Power Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Shipping Rules May Drive Up Hawaii’s Power Bills

But experts say there is a silver lining: higher fuel prices will make renewable energy sources in Hawaii even more competitive.

Switch To LED, Go Solar And Ditch The Extra Fridge

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Switch To LED, Go Solar And Ditch The Extra Fridge



Tips, programs and incentives to help residents and businesses make smart energy choices.

Big Island: Wood-Burning Power Plant Raises Environmental Concerns Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Wood-Burning Power Plant Raises Environmental Concerns

A facility that plans to burn 30 truckloads of eucalyptus logs daily requires massive amounts of water for cooling.

Wind Farms Want Permission To Kill More Bats — A Lot More Forest and Kim Starr

Wind Farms Want Permission To Kill More Bats — A Lot More

In a “conservation conundrum,” projects to produce more clean energy are a threat to Hawaii’s only native land mammal.

Energy in Hawaii