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HECO Names New CEO As It Begins Major Renewable Energy Push Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

HECO Names New CEO As It Begins Major Renewable Energy Push

Over the next three years on Oahu alone, HECO expects it will need wind and solar projects with a footprint 29 times the size of Aloha Stadium.

Energy Giant AES Has A Big — And Growing — Footprint In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Energy Giant AES Has A Big — And Growing — Footprint In Hawaii

The Kahuku wind farm developer opposed a proposed ban on coal in Hawaii.

More Arrests As Oahu Wind Farm Protest Enters Second Month Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

More Arrests As Oahu Wind Farm Protest Enters Second Month

Updated: Honolulu police have made more than 160 arrests while assisting with the delivery of wind turbine parts for Na Pua Makani.

‘Shadow Flicker’ And Lost Sleep: Are Kahuku Wind Turbines Too Close To Homes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Shadow Flicker’ And Lost Sleep: Are Kahuku Wind Turbines Too Close To Homes?

Some of those living near the Kahuku wind turbines blame them for an array of annoyances and health ailments.

27 Arrested In Second Kalaeloa Standoff Over Wind Farm Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

27 Arrested In Second Kalaeloa Standoff Over Wind Farm

Honolulu police broke up the protest to allow through trucks carrying sections of turbines to a wind farm project in Kahuku.

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 on 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.

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