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Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credits - Damon Key Legal Alert (Dec. 2012)

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on January 17, 2013 at 3:23pm 0 Comments

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…


Aupaka o Wao Lama partnership provides dryland forest education

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on January 17, 2013 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

Kealakehe Intermediate Na Kahumoku students after pulling fountain grass at Lai Opua Preserve. This activity was followed up with an hour of reinforcing e-curriculum at the Lai Opua 2020 Mālie Tech Center. (Photo courtesy of Yvonne Yarber…


Pacific Biodiesel fuel to run HECO plant

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 20, 2012 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

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…


Pacific fishing zones—lifeline for overfished tuna?

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 11, 2012 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

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…


Hawaii Beef Comes Home

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 11, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

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…


Hu Honua on track to complete Hawaii biomass plant next year

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 8, 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Construction on Hu Honua Bioenergy’s 21.5-megawatt biomass facility on the Big Island has begun and should be completed this time next year, according to company CEO John Sylvia.

“Shortly after that [the plant will be] online,” he told PBN.



Hawaii regulators hire Boston Pacific to monitor HELCO geothermal bids

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 8, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has hired Washington-based Boston Pacific Co. to monitor Hawaii Electric Light Co.'s bidding process for 50 megawatts of geothermal energy on the Big…


House Committee on Agriculture to hold briefing on Hawaii’s food safety

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 7, 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

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…


Locally Grown Christmas Trees Available on Oahu

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 4, 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

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…


County says new state law leaves it in the dark on geothermal decisions

Posted by GREENHAWAIICOM on December 3, 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

HILO — Hawaii County is objecting to a bill passed last legislative session that it says removes its permitting…




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