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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.

Hawaii Governor’s Race: Clear Differences On Energy Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor’s Race: Clear Differences On Energy Policy

Among the biggest splits between the two Democratic contenders is whether natural gas should be part of the state’s energy future.

Hawaii Just Found A New Way To Fight Climate Change Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Hawaii Just Found A New Way To Fight Climate Change

Offsetting carbon emissions by doing things like planting trees is the vision, but it’s far from ready to be implemented.

Blue Planet: From ‘Harry Potter’ To Formidable Political Force Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Blue Planet: From ‘Harry Potter’ To Formidable Political Force

The foundation’s vision of moving Hawaii to 100 percent renewable energy is now central to the state’s energy plan — and has some traction on the mainland.

 

HECO: More Than Half Of Us Will Be Driving Electric Vehicles By 2045 Washington State House Republicans

HECO: More Than Half Of Us Will Be Driving Electric Vehicles By 2045

The state’s largest power utility is preparing for a surge in ownership of EVs during the next 30 years.

Modernizing Hawaii’s Electric Grid For Less Than $1 A Month Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Modernizing Hawaii’s Electric Grid For Less Than $1 A Month

Hawaiian Electric Co. needs to upgrade its distribution system to accommodate mushrooming rooftop solar.

Experts: New Solar Panel Tariff Won’t Hurt Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Experts: New Solar Panel Tariff Won’t Hurt Hawaii

The Trump administration recently decided to impose a 30 percent duty on imported solar panels to help U.S. panel makers.

Audit: State Energy Office ‘Is Not Doing Its Job’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: State Energy Office ‘Is Not Doing Its Job’

A scathing report cites the office's failure to document what it's doing to help Hawaii's transition to renewable energy resources.
Energy in Hawaii