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
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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…Continue
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The Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technology has awarded Hydrogenics, a…Continue
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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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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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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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WET-NZ, the wave energy converter that became the first such device to plug in to a new test buoy off the Oregon coast in late August, will soon move…Continue
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Hawaiian Electric Co. has upgraded service for about 12,400 customers in East Honolulu with smart technology that will allow the utility to reduce power outage times from hours to minutes in some situations.
The $15.4 million project,…
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A total of 68 people testified against the proposed Big Wind/Undersea Cable project on Molokai and Lanai, and not one person spoke in favor. In eight public meetings on…Continue
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HONOLULU, Sept. 18 -- Hawaiian Electric issued the following news release:
It will now be faster and simpler for many residential and some small commercial customers to receive approval for on-site solar photovoltaic installations without worrying about the need for a possible interconnection study, Hawaiian Electric announced…Continue
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Experts on various alternative energy technologies will provide updates on projects in Hawaii at a forum set for Sept. 27 at the Plaza Club.
Topics to be discussed include liquid natural gas, ocean thermal energy conversion, wave…Continue
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Good news for solar companies and residents wanting solar panels.
Hawaiian Electric Co. has eased restrictions…Continue
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Hawaii's clean energy future may, or may not, come from wind power.
Based on public comment, the US Department of Energy…Continue
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Hawaiian Electric Co., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, will host a job booth at this year’s clean energy fair on Sept. 29 at …
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