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Aiona Shines at Energy Expo

Aiona Shines at Energy Expo

In their first joint appearance since the primary election, opponents Neil Abercrombie and James "Duke" Aiona talked clean energy policy Tuesday.
The Value of Hawaii: Energy by Henry Curtis

The Value of Hawaii: Energy by Henry Curtis

With the political will, Hawaii can become the world’s laboratory for energy innovation.
Another Energy Audit Criticizes ‘Lethargic’ Stimulus Spending

Another Energy Audit Criticizes ‘Lethargic’ Stimulus Spending

A third federal audit finds Hawaii hasn't spent much of the stimulus dollars it's received for energy projects.
Hawaii’s Stimulus Energy Funds Unspent, U.S. Auditor Says

Hawaii’s Stimulus Energy Funds Unspent, U.S. Auditor Says

Federal audits show Hawaii has barely touched its share of stimulus money for energy projects.
Hawaii Shows Greatest U.S. Interest in Nissan Leaf

Hawaii Shows Greatest U.S. Interest in Nissan Leaf

Three hundred Hawaii residents have already reserved the electric cars. I can see why. After a test drive, I'm ready to leave my '06 Toyota Corolla behind.
Comments You Don’t Want to Miss: Aug. 28

Comments You Don’t Want to Miss: Aug. 28

Politics, politics, politics. At Civil Beat, we don't draw lines in the sand. But we do provide transparency.
Nuclear Debate Bubbles Up, Then Quiets Down

Nuclear Debate Bubbles Up, Then Quiets Down

Nuclear power has been largely absent from the discussion about how to meet Hawaii's energy needs. When a mayoral candidate recently touted the idea of a floating plant offshore, he had to quickly backtrack.

Abercrombie: My Offshore Drilling Bill Would Have Helped With BP Oil Spill

The former congressman says if the bipartisan, offshore drilling plan he sponsored had passed, the federal government would have been better able to deal with the BP disaster. Civil Beat investigates.

Hannemann: I take ‘600,000 tons of stuff’ and power 40,000 homes with it

Former Mayor Mufi Hannemann says that he is converting 600,000 tons of waste and turning it into energy to power 40,000 homes on Oahu. Is this really the case?

Topic Pages On Big Wind, Energy, Climate Change

Civil Beat adds topic pages to provide deeper perspective on issues raised by series on Big Wind project. Energy and Climate Change pages place project in context. Big Wind page gives specifics about the plan and links to key players and valuable related content.
Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 2

Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 2

Interisland Wind's recipe for renewable energy is simple — wind farms to harness power, an undersea cable to channel it and grid updates to accommodate it. But pulling off Hawaii's most ambitious renewable energy initiative won't be a picnic.
Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 1

Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 1

Complex project using wind turbines on Lanai and Molokai to power Oahu has four key components, each responsible for its own studies, permits and approvals. Interisland Wind, Hawaii's most ambitious renewable energy initiative, illustrates the challenges of making shift from an oil-dependent society to one based on renewable energy.
Energy in Hawaii