Hawaii News

The following news clips highlight Hawaii involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 7, 2014

Hawaii Utility Standards Allow Greater Solar Power Output in Some Neighborhoods

In late February, the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) announced new technical standards for interconnecting residential photovoltaic (PV) systems onto its grid. The new standards specify the speed that the PV systems disconnect from the grid during a temporary voltage spike. The effect of these standards will be to will allow some neighborhoods in the HECO service territory to provide greater amounts of power generated by PV systems back to the utility grid than is consumed locally on sunny days. More

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

August 7, 2013

Energy Department Awards $22 Million for New Biofuels Projects

The Energy Department announced more than $22 million in new investments to help develop cost-competitive algae fuels and streamline the biomass feedstock supply chain for advanced biofuels. More

December 18, 2012

FERC, Hawaii PUC Sign Agreement on Information Sharing

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) have formally agreed to share information regarding energy issues and regulatory practices. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

May 31, 2012

Honolulu Museum of Art Receives Largest Energy Efficiency Rebate

The Honolulu Museum of Art received the largest rebate to date from Hawaii Energy to a charitable organization for their energy efficiency project that will reduce their electric energy consumption by 28%. More

March 7, 2012

California is Top Renewable State: Report

A new survey by Ernst & Young ranks California as the top state in terms of renewable energy suitability. More

February 8, 2012

Hawaii Gets 'EV Ready'

Thanks to DOE support, Hawaii has begun installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at state sites. More

December 2, 2011

Japan and Hawaii Join forces for Smart Grid Demonstration Project

Hawaii and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin a $37 million smart grid demonstration project that will be the first of its kind on the island of Maui. More

March 31, 2011

Hawaii Awards $2.6 Million to Speed EV Adoption

Six organizations accelerating Hawaii's adoption of elective vehicles will share a $2.6 million award through the Department of Energy from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. More

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