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Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Renters Soon Power Their Apartments With Solar?

A new Community-Based Renewable Energy program is designed to open the door for people previously shut out of the solar market

Why Hawaii Residents Can’t Build Their Own Private Power Grids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Residents Can’t Build Their Own Private Power Grids

As solar systems and battery storage gain popularity, some say Hawaii’s law needs to catch up with the technology.

Is This Obscure Bean Tree Hawaii’s Next Bigtime Crop? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is This Obscure Bean Tree Hawaii’s Next Bigtime Crop?

A startup is using former sugar cane land on the North Shore to “grow oil” — pongamia trees whose seeds can be turned into biofuel.

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers

The city has one disposal location for nonprofits throwing out trash from cleanups of public areas, but nonprofits say it’s too far too drive.

Hawaii Utilities Regulators Are Worried About Rising Electric Rates Blue Planet Foundation

Hawaii Utilities Regulators Are Worried About Rising Electric Rates

Commissioners are pushing HECO to do more to keep prices in check and customers from leaving the system.

How HECO Is Trying To Modernize Its Electric Grid Blue Planet Foundation

How HECO Is Trying To Modernize Its Electric Grid

Hawaiian Electric is drafting a new strategy after regulators rejected an earlier $736 million proposal in part because it didn’t serve solar users well.

Schools Poised To Receive Millions In ‘Green Energy’ Loans istock.com

Schools Poised To Receive Millions In ‘Green Energy’ Loans

The “cool schools” initiative made it through the Legislature and is awaiting action by Gov. David Ige.

Maui Energy Conference: ‘What Type Of Place Are We Trying To Create?’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Energy Conference: ‘What Type Of Place Are We Trying To Create?’

Experts discussed Hawaii’s move away from fossil fuels amid buzz about another potential buyer for Hawaiian Electric.

Why Hawaii Must Become More Energy Resilient Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Must Become More Energy Resilient

Speakers at the Maui Energy Conference posed questions about what type of life the state wants to create for its citizens as it adapts.

Hawaiian Electric Revives Three Oahu Solar Projects Doug Murray/FPL

Hawaiian Electric Revives Three Oahu Solar Projects

The utility company had canceled its contracts with SunEdison as it headed toward bankruptcy, but NRG Energy has stepped up in its place.

Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest

They want a state agency to look into the legal services Tom Gorak was providing while general counsel for the Public Utilities Commission.

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040

The companies’ latest submission to state energy regulators eschews the use of liquefied natural gas as a bridge to renewable power.

Energy in Hawaii