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D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Bright Plain Renewable Energy Announce the Acquisition of Kalaeloa Solar Farm from SunPower

/PRNewswire/ -- D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (DESRI) and Bright Plain Renewable Energy, L.L.C.…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 29, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Hawaii Reef Advocate Joins Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Board

MAUI, HAWAII–This week Robert Wintner accepted a position on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Board of Directors. Wintner is known in Hawaii as Snorkel Bob and for defense of marine species and habitat.

Wintner said, “I join the Sea Shepherd Board of Directors in the continuing spirit of protecting family and friends. And I welcome…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Restoring Hawaiian Traditions - Waipa Foundation, Community-based Nonprofit

Waipa is one of my favorite places on earth. It seems the ancient spirits of Kaua’i collect in the clouds and crevices of the mountains, land and sea, and cling to a new generation of Hawaiians intent on preserving Hawaii’s culture, history and tradition.

From mauka to makai (mountain to sea), the Waipa Foundation, a community-based…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hawaii Continues to Say 'Aloha' to Solar Energy

Hawaii has long been one of the top states in the nation for solar energy. After all, the Aloha State has the ninth most installations in the country according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Solar Energy Industries Association found that only five other states installed more photovoltaic power systems than Hawaii during…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Alternative energy on track

Dignitaries including (from left) Pacific Power Renewables Chief Executive Officer David Dwelle and Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, toss handfuls of Hawaiian sea salt during a blessing for the 568-kilowatt BioReal solar power plant in Kihei on Thursday morning.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

 

The BioReal solar power…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 16, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Haleakala Telescope Is a Go

The Board of Land and Natural Resources is allowing construction of a 14-story solar telescope planned for Haleakala to proceed. 

The board approved the conservation district use permit for the University of Hawaii project last week, according to Deborah Ward, spokeswoman for the Department of Land and Natural Resources. 

The $300 million telescope has been embroiled…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 15, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments

New websites focus on health of coral around Hawaii island

Two recently launched websites are promising to provide visitors unprecedented perspectives on the health of coral reefs around Hawaii island.

The sites — the Coral Health Atlas and Long-term Monitoring of Coral Health at Waiopae Hawaii…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 12, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Governor tours Waimea Nui, Veteran to Farmer initiative

WAIMEA, Hawaii: An innovative “Veteran to Farmer” initiative is one of the programs that officials hope will compliment a large Waimea agricultural project underway.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and other dignitaries paid a special visit to the area for the Homestead Farm Tour last…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hawaii island utility seeks proposals for geothermal energy production

Hawaii Electric Light Co. will seek public comment on the draft which will help guide renewable energy developers as they prepare their bids to supply geothermal power to HELCO.

A final draft of the document is scheduled to be completed by January 2013 and selection…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 9, 2012 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Hydrogenics chosen for military energy project in Hawaii

Hydrogenics selected by Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technology

The Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technology has awarded Hydrogenics, a…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 9, 2012 at 6:35pm — No Comments

CG Prepares for Return of Whales to Hawaii

HONOLULU – Crews from the Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the State of Hawaii's Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, from the Department of Land and Natural Resources are partnering together to protect humpback whales as they make their annual migration to Hawaiian waters.

Humpback whale season is generally…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 8, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

911 for the Life Aquatic: Hawaii’s Marine Mammal Response Network

For dolphins, whales or seals in bad situations, Hawaii’s Marine Mammal Response Network knows just what to do.

Nobody knows how a Northern fur seal wound up on abeach along the North Shore last summer, but…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 8, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sustainable fish farming tool listed on TIME’s “Best Inventions” list

The aquaculture technology of The Velella Mariculture Project has been named one of Time magazine’s “50 Best Inventions of 2012″ list. The $750,000 innovation—a drifting fish farm—claims to be a “farming method that has near zero environmental impact.”
The project raises a…
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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 8, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Support the ’Aina and Go Green at Palama Settlement Nov 10

HONOLULU – Community members are invited to bring their recyclables and more to Palama Settlement in support of Going Green Day #18 on Saturday, November 10, from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. The special Going Green Day event promotes community clean-up to preserve natural resources, and divert waste from Honolulu’s landfills while supporting the local…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 8, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Highlights for Hawaii's October 2012’s Monthly Energy Trends

Crude Oil Costs:

In October 2012, crude oil price increased from the same month last year but decreased from the previous month.  Crude oil price at the New York Mercantile Exchange averaged $89.57 per barrel in October 2012 which was 3.6% higher compared to the same month last year.…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 3, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

GreenSun Hawaii lends $1 million to cut energy costs

A public-private partnership working to lower upfront costs for renewable energy systems and more efficient household appliances in Hawaii announced that it has made $1 million in loans since the program was launched a year ago.

The initiative,…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hawaii Plans Solar Panels for Public Schools

Hawaii's Department of Education is proposing to install solar panels on every public school in Hawaii over the next five years to cut electricity costs and move the state closer to its renewable energy goals.

Under the proposal, a vendor would install panels at all 256 Hawaii public schools and the department would buy solar power from the vendor at a…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hydrogen power plant coming to Pearl Harbor-Hickam

A new deal calls for development of a 100 kilowatt, outdoor containerized hydrogen power system at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The contract was awarded to Ontario, Canada-based Hydrogenics Corp. by Hawaii’s High Technology Development…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on November 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

PUC clears pricing for HECO power buy

The Public Utilities Commission has approved pricing and other terms under which Hawaiian Electric Co. will buy electricity from a 5-megawatt solar facility in Kalaeloa, the fourth such utility-scale project in West Oahu to get the green light.

The project to be built by Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park LLC on 20 acres of Navy-owned land will generate an estimated 8.2…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Environmental Groups: Don't Import Natural Gas

Hawaii Gas wants to bring liquefied natural gas to Hawaii to help lower the cost of energy.

But environmental groups oppose the move and are working to prevent it for environmental reasons.

The Sierra Club and the Blue Planet Foundation filed motions with the Federal…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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