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State Capitol Building, Honolulu

Legislature looks to make renewable energy more accessible

MEDIA RELEASE The House Committees on Energy & Environmental Protection and Consumer Protection & Commerce held a joint informational briefing with the Senate Committees on Energy and Environment and Commerce and Consumer Protection to provide an update on the creation of an on-bill renewable energy financing program for the state. On-bill renewable energy financing would […]

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Renewable energy MOU links Japan, Hawaii

Renewable energy MOU links Japan, Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Late Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with governors from Hiroshima, Saga, and Shizuoka prefectures. The MOUs will solidify Hawaii’s and Japan’s commitment to engaging in technological development in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Earlier in the day, the dignitaries, along with U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, Abercrombie […]

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PV system to offset 86% of electricity at mac nut company

PV system to offset 86% of electricity at mac nut company

MEDIA RELEASE Sunetric, Hawaii’s leading solar design and installation company, will install a 121-kilowatt (KW) photovoltaic (PV) system this summer at the Big Island orchard of Island Princess Macadamia Nut Company, allowing the gourmet food products company to add solar energy to its extensive array of sustainable farming practices. Honolulu-based Island Princess will use the […]

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Federal grants to increase solar, renewable energy

Federal grants to increase solar, renewable energy

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii was awarded more than $7 million in federal grants for renewable energy projects that include increasing solar energy and electric vehicles in Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced at Tuesday’s opening of the 2011 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the following […]

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On-farm renewable energy production shows growth

On-farm renewable energy production shows growth

MEDIA RELEASE The number of solar panels, wind turbines and methane digesters on America’s farms and ranches has increased significantly over the past decade and there are now 8,569 operations producing their own renewable energy, according to the results of the 2009 On-Farm Renewable Energy Production Survey. Conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National […]

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Joint U.S. – China delegation to visit UH-Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a visit from a joint U.S.- China delegation of leading scientists and technical experts on renewable energy from the National Academies of Science and Engineering in both countries.  The work of this Committee on U.S. – China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewables will assist the […]

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Members of the Hawaii State Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs will conduct an informational briefing and public hearing in Hilo on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, UCB Room 127.

“The Senate Committee is taking the unusual step of holding a meeting in Hilo because the BLNR action involves lessees on the Big Island,”

Big Isle leases on agenda Wednesday

Members of the Hawaii State Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs will conduct an informational briefing and public hearing in Hilo on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, UCB Room 127. “The Senate Committee is taking the unusual step of holding a meeting in Hilo because […]

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