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Hu Honua purchase agreement aligned with state energy goals

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office commends the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval of the Hu Honua 21.5 MW biomass power purchase agreement on Hawaii Island. “DBEDT commends the PUC for carrying out the state’s energy policy directives in pursuit of a diversified energy portfolio,” said […]

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State offers energy efficiency audits to rural, ag businesses

MEDIA RELEASE The state has announced the opportunity for investment grade energy audits for Hawaii agricultural producers and rural small businesses interested in energy efficient practices. Through a $100,000 federal grant via the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program, the energy audit initiative will provide approved farms, agricultural producers and other […]

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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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Senate confirms Topping, Fuddy, Lim

Senate confirms Topping, Fuddy, Lim

MEDIA RELEASE The State Senate has confirmed three of the governor’s nominees: Sunshine Topping as Director of the Department of Human Resources Development; Loretta J. Fuddy as Director of the Department of Health; and Richard C. Lim for Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Sunshine Topping holds a diverse range of […]

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State forecasts stronger economic growth

State forecasts stronger economic growth

MEDIA RELEASE In its first quarter 2011 economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) forecasts a strong recovery in Hawaii’s economy in 2011 and economic expansion in 2012. DBEDT expects continued growth in tourism and the recovery in construction in Hawaii will help the economy to head on to the expansion […]

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Abercrombie appoints Cabinet members, communications staff

Abercrombie appoints Cabinet members, communications staff

MEDIA RELEASE Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie has appointed five Cabinet members in his first announcement on leadership positions in the Abercrombie Administration. Abercrombie’s appointments are William J. Aila Jr. as chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources; Richard Lim as the director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Jodie Maesaka-Hirata as […]

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