The State of Hawaii Department of Taxation (“DOT”) recently issued temporary administrative rules that will affect anyone planning on installing and placing in service a renewable energy technology system, including a photovoltaic system, on or after January 1, 2013. The new rules expand on what constitutes a “system” for purposes of claiming…Continue
State regulators have approved a multiyear contract for Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel to supply Hawaiian Electric Co. with 250,000 gallons a year of locally produced biodiesel.
The green fuel - made by recycling used cooking oil from Hawaii restaurants - will be used to power a new, $20 million backup plant HECO is building at the Honolulu International…Continue
Marine zoning in the Pacific Ocean, in combination with other measures, could significantly improve dwindling numbers of heavily overfished bigeye tuna and improve local economies, a fish modelling study has found.
Scientists working at the University of Hawaii, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and…
Call it Hawaii’s most unusual export.
For years, the vast majority of calves born in Hawaii have been sent to feed lots on the mainland, where they matured, and then were slaughtered and shipped to grocery stores and restaurants around the country. Rarely did the beef return to Hawaii.
But demand for locally grown food and grass-fed beef has prompted a new program aimed…Continue
House lawmakers will hold an informational briefing on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 9 a.m., to discuss food safety as it concerns and relates to farmers, wholesalers, and retailers in…Continue
Helemano Farms, local grower of thousands of Christmas Trees in Central Oahu, is open for the holidays and selling thick, evergreen Leyland Cypress Christmas trees as well as traditional and gorgeous Norfolk Pines.
Helemano Farms LLC is a family business, which started in 2002 as a retirement project of Hawaii agriculture…Continue
HILO — Hawaii County is objecting to a bill passed last legislative session that it says removes its permitting…