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Ige picks researcher for Public Utilities Commission seatPosted on May 23, 2017 in Headlines, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Gov. David Ige appointed Jay Griffin to serve as the third member of a state panel responsible for regulating utilities. Ige announced Friday that Griffin was his choice for interim member of the Public Utilities Commission. Griffin works as a researcher and faculty member at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute at the University […]
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Ige names University of Hawaii researcher to PUC postPosted on May 19, 2017 in Headlines, Pacific Business News, Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
(Pacific Business News)  Gov. David Ige on Friday appointed James “Jay” Griffin, a natural energy researcher at the University of Hawaii Manoa, to an interim seat on the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. “We are excited to find a talented individual in Jay Griffin, who has demonstrated expertise and is aligned with our commitment to a […]
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21 win state awards for green practicesPosted on May 18, 2017 in Energy Efficiency, Headlines, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, State Energy Office
(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Gov. David Ige honored 13 businesses and eight events for their energy-efficient and conservation practices at the state Capitol on Wednesday. The 21 honorees received awards from the Hawaii Green Business Program for their efforts to reduce their water and electricity use and their production of waste. Since Hawaii Green Business’ inception in […]
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State recognizes Hawaii businesses, events for green practicesPosted on May 18, 2017 in Energy Efficiency, Headlines, Pacific Business News, State Energy Office
(Pacific Business News)  Hawaii on Wednesday honored 13 businesses and eight events for pursuing energy efficiency and sustainable business practices with this year’s Hawaii Green Business awards. One of the recipients is a hotel that diverts up to 30 percent of its wast from the landfill and saves more than 10 million gallons of water […]
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JUMPSmartMaui project comes to ‘successful’ endPosted on May 16, 2017 in Electric Vehicles (EV), Headlines, Maui
(The Maui News)  The JUMPSmartMaui renewable energy demonstration project that helped set up electric vehicle charging station infrastructure and smart-grid EV technology on the island came to a “successful” conclusion in February after a nearly six-year run, the project announced this month. Japan’s largest public research and development management organization, New Energy and Industrial Technology […]
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Luis Salaveria, from intern to bossPosted on May 10, 2017 in Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Headlines, Pacific Business News
(Pacific Business News)  Luis Salaveria has been the director of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism since 2014, a place where he once interned. “When you’re an intern, plugging numbers in the Hawaii State Data Book in 1992, you never know what organization you’re going to be involved with,” he said, recalling […]
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Energy Usage Halved at Hawaii Airports with LED Lighting and Solar SystemsPosted on May 8, 2017 in Energy Efficiency, Headlines
(LEDinside)  With an aim to reduce energy consumption, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has moved into the second phase of its Energy Savings Performance Contract with multinational conglomerate Johnson Controls to provide energy-efficient lighting at 11 Hawaii airports and solar PV systems at Honolulu International Airport. Phase 2 of the contract guarantees $65.5 million […]
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Navy celebrates completion of Waipio solar facilityPosted on May 5, 2017 in Headlines, Military, Solar
(Ho’okele)  The Department of the Navy, Pacific Energy Solutions, LLC, Hawaiian Electric, and the Hawaii State Energy Office celebrated the completion of a 14.3-megawatt direct current solar facility at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Waipio Peninsula in Hawaii. The completion of the project was commemorated in a ribbon cutting ceremony April 28, at JBPHH. […]
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DON, Pacific Energy Solutions, LLC, Hawaiian Electric, State of Hawaii Celebrate Completion of Solar Facility in HawaiiPosted on April 28, 2017 in Headlines, Military, Solar
(America’s Navy) The Department of the Navy, Pacific Energy Solutions, LLC, Hawaiian Electric Company, and the Hawaii State Energy Office celebrated the completion of a 14.3 megawatt direct current solar facility at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Waipio Peninsula in Hawaii. The completion of the project was commemorated in a ribbon cutting ceremony today […]
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Report: HECO grid ran on 26% renewables in 2016Posted on April 26, 2017 in Headlines, Renewable Energy, Utilities
(Utility Dive) Dive Brief: Oil consumption is down, renewable power is up and residents have a growing interest in electric vehicles, Hawaiian Electric said in an Earthday update on the utility’s goals. On Hawaii Island, customers used 54% renewable energy in 2016—the first time clean energy’s share on the system passed the halfway mark. On […]
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