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Hawaii ranks 12th in United States in energy efficiency

Hawaii ranks 12th in United States in energy efficiency

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii is ranked 12th in energy efficiency for a second year, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 2011 State Scorecard. The annual scorecard, now in its fifth edition, presents a comprehensive ranking of states based on metrics capturing best practices and effective leadership in energy efficiency policy and program […]

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Energy-efficiency report targets under-served communities

Energy-efficiency report targets under-served communities

MEDIA RELEASE Recommendations on improving energy efficiency incentive programs for low-income households on Hawaii Island are available in a report now posted online. The report, “Energy Efficiency Strategies for Low-Income Communities on Hawaii Island,” by the Center for Industrial Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies was commissioned by the County of […]

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UHCC seeks $58M energy savings

UHCC seeks $58M energy savings

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii Community Colleges (UHCC), with support from the state Energy Office, has announced a contract with Johnson Controls to implement multiple conservation measures and a sustainability curriculum customized for UHCC students. The energy efficiency solutions are expected to create combined energy savings of more than $58 million of the 20-year life […]

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Free residential energy efficiency workshops

Free residential energy efficiency workshops

MEDIA RELEASE Free residential energy efficiency workshops, “How to Save Energy and Lower Your Electric Bill,” facilitated by Yen Chin are being offered around the island by The Kohala Center and the county Department of Research and Development. Since no two households are exactly the same and can differ greatly from one another, these workshops […]

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Stimulus funds aid low-income families with energy retrofits

Stimulus funds aid low-income families with energy retrofits

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona, Jr. has announced three state departments are teaming up to use $3.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to provide low-income Hawaii residents with energy efficiency retrofits. The collaboration by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), […]

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Hawaii selected for national program on energy efficiency

Hawaii selected for national program on energy efficiency

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii has been selected to participate in the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices’ Policy Academy on State Building Efficiency Retrofit Programs for the second straight year. Hawaii is one of only six states selected by the NGA to participate in this competitive building retrofit program. The Policy Academy will provide […]

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Waimea Community Association meeting features energy efficiency talk

A CRASH COURSE IN RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY TOPS WAIMEA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION TOWN MEETING AGENDA THURS., SEPT. 10, 2009 Markus Class, who is an Energy Efficiency Specialist who has spent many years working in the solar energy industry, will brief attendees at the 5:15 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 10, 2009 Waimea Community Association (WCA) Town Meeting at […]

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