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Achieving the Impossible: A Renewable Energy Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Achieving the Impossible: A Renewable Energy Future

Beginning to replace fossil fuels with renewables saved $67 million, or about $150 per household, in 2012 alone.
Hawaiian Electric Shareholders Approve Takeover By NextEra Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric Shareholders Approve Takeover By NextEra

The Public Utilities Commission is still considering the proposed merger.
Hawaii’s Bold New Approach to Energy Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Bold New Approach to Energy Policy

Bills signed into law Monday by Gov. Ige and a recent decision by the UH Board of Regents prove the state's deep commitment to energy sustainability.
Geothermal Developer Denies Fraud in Response to Whistleblower Lawsuit Ormat Technologies Inc.

Geothermal Developer Denies Fraud in Response to Whistleblower Lawsuit

The owner of Hawaii’s sole geothermal power plant tells a federal court in Nevada that it committed no fraud to land $130 million in federal grants.

Battle Over Geothermal Contract Plays Out in Court and at PUC Flickr

Battle Over Geothermal Contract Plays Out in Court and at PUC

Critics say they will contest a new geothermal energy deal between Hawaii Electric Light Co. and Ormat, its longtime partner.

New Tesla Batteries May Answer Hawaii Energy Problem Doug Murray/FPL

New Tesla Batteries May Answer Hawaii Energy Problem

The electric car manufacturer has a big announcement coming next week that could help people go off the grid in the islands.
Suit Alleging Massive Fraud Includes Hawaii Geothermal Plant Ormat Technologies Inc.

Suit Alleging Massive Fraud Includes Hawaii Geothermal Plant

The owner of Puna Geothermal Ventures is mired in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that could result in penalties amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Could Hawaii Geothermal Plant Become a Windfall for Public? Courtesy of Puna Geothermal Venture

Could Hawaii Geothermal Plant Become a Windfall for Public?

If power plant on Big Island were to start extracting valuable minerals like lithium on state-owned land, royalty payments should increase.

State Tracking Sustainability Progress Via New Online Dashboard Office of the Governor

State Tracking Sustainability Progress Via New Online Dashboard

Hawaii governor says he will support Aloha+ Challenge over the next four years.
Blue Planet Foundation Blasts Hawaii PUC Ruling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Blue Planet Foundation Blasts Hawaii PUC Ruling

Nonprofit faults state utility regulator for missing opportunity with Hawaiian Electric/NextEra Energy.
Hawaiian Electric CEO: We Will Continue to Pursue LNG Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric CEO: We Will Continue to Pursue LNG

Hawaii's Consumer Advocate airs concerns with the company's planned merger with NextEra Energy.
Geothermal Study Planned for Hualalai Volcano Flickr

Geothermal Study Planned for Hualalai Volcano

Hawaii's Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider a permit application from UH.
Energy in Hawaii