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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

The Kohala Center, Inc. Awarded Grant to Develop Hawaii Cooperatives

HILO, Hawaii, Oct 22, 2012 -- Chris J. Kanazawa, State Director for USDA Rural Development, announced the selection of the Kohala Center, Inc., to receive a $128,471 Small Socially Disadvantaged Producer Grant (SSDPG).

"The Small Socially Disadvantaged Producers Grant offers funding to enable capacity building in operators of small…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Conference to focus on renewable energy development future in Hawaii

Robbie Alm, executive vice president for Hawaiian Electric Co., says that there are enough resources in Hawaii to take us off imported oil by 2030 or 2040.

Alm also noted at a recent energy forum that the state has to come up with a portfolio…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 23, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Hawaii Co-op Grows Solar Stake

This artist’s rendering depicts solar panels installed near the historic Old Koloa Sugar Mill. (Graphic by KIUC)

Consumer-members of Hawaii’s only electric cooperative will soon be the beneficiaries of a $40 million solar facility, built on a site where generations of islanders once harvested sugar cane.…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 23, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Net Energy Metering in Hawaii Ten Years Later

In June 2001, Hawaii became the 35th state in the nation to adopt a Net Energy Metering (NEM) law to promote the installation of small renewable energy grid-connected systems across the Hawaiian Islands. What effect has the availability of this law had on the diffusion of NEM photovoltaic (PV) systems in Hawaii?

I wrote those words back in September 2002 for the…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hawaii County Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline study gets award

The Hawaii County Food Self-Sufficiency Baseline study received a 2012 Planning Award from the American Planning Association, Hawaii Chapter at the recent Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials annual conference in Honolulu.

The report was produced for the Department of Research and Development by the University of Hawaii…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wood-fired power plant to provide 11% of Kauai energy needs

A company building a wood-fired power plant on Kauai has finalized its financing plans and is scheduled to begin construction early next year on the facility that will provide an estimated 11 percent of the island's electricity…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 16, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

H-POWER expansion pau

Expansion of the H-POWER garbage-to-energy plant on Oahu has been completed by Covanta Energy Corp., which operates the facility.

A third boiler has been added, increasing the facility’s capacity by 900 tons of municipal solid waste each day. That brings the H-POWER plant’s…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 9, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute plans test of hydrogen fuel source

The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute has plans for a project that will demonstrate the use of hydrogen as a potential energy storage technology with the side benefit of providing hydrogen for fuel cells to power one of the public buses on the Big Island.

In a draft environmental assessment published Monday by the state Office of…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 8, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

A new generation takes on the challenges of farming

Neil Ho, left, and sister Shin Ho help install a trellis for long squash at Ho Farms in Kahuku.

Photo: David Croxford

People have joined the growing Eat Local movement for myriad reasons, including reducing their carbon…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 8, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hawaiian green sea turtle rebound shows conservation strengths

KAPA‘A — De-listing the Hawaiian green sea turtle as an endangered species would still keep the animal protected, according to a presentation at Kapa‘a Public Library Wednesday.

De-listing is required when all the criteria for recovery are met, said Don Heacock, Kaua‘i District Aquatic Biologist at Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources,…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 8, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

UH to Hold Ewaste Recycling Events in October

UH will hold free ewaste recycling events in October at UH Hilo and Kealakehe High School. The university has held the collection program every two years since 2006 and has collected 4.25 million pounds of electronics waste during that time. Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii.

The University of Hawai‘i will hold free…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 5, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

VIDEO: County tackles geothermal health study, night drilling

HILO, Hawaii: The County of Hawaii released more information on the Independent Geothermal Health Assessment Joint Fact Finding Study.

Health concerns related to the production of geothermal energy on the island has led to the initiative.

Mayor Billy Kenoi first spoke of these specific plans at a Leilani…

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 5, 2012 at 12:41am — No Comments

Marketing Conference for Nursery Industries Oct. 19-21

A three-day conference on marketing strategies for the floriculture and nursery industries will be held in Hilo October 19-21. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Deptartment of Agriculture.

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 5, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Hawaii's Beef Industry Crushed By Drought Just As Locally Grown Meat Finally Catches On

Derek Maeda, meat manager at the Foodland Farms Aina Haina store, puts Hawaii grass fed beef through a meat grinder in Honolulu on Sept. 28, 2012. National trends in locally grown foods and grass-fed beef have caught on in Hawaii, but crushing drought has made it…
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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival slated for this weekend in Honolulu

The seventh annual Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival will be held this weekend at Harbor View Center and in Honolulu Fishing Village, Pier 38. Among the highlights: …

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lanai's new owner sees isle as model for sustainability

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Added by GREENHAWAIICOM on October 3, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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