Kauai, Hawaii to Hit 80% Renewable Power With Solar-Charged Hydro Storage

A pathbreaking project from AES will combine solar generation, batteries and multiple reservoirs and hydro generators. Hawaii’s island of Kauai [...]

Hawaii ‘Coal Ban Bill’ Becomes Law

Hawaiʻi just made history!   SB2629 became law, solidifying the end of coal burning in Hawaiʻi before 2023. This is a huge [...]

Hawaiian Renewable Energy Targets

Hawaiian Electric, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries, has submitted eight contracts for new grid-scale renewable energy and storage [...]

Hawaii Energy Policy: Honolulu Votes for Clean Energy

A bright spot shone today in the Pacific, as Honolulu’s City Council unanimously passed a new building code that [...]

States Clean Energy Policies Remain Strong Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As consumers and businesses grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, which is already shifting daily load shapes and electricity demand, regulators across [...]

COVID-19 Crisis Poses Risks For Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Policy

Even the most optimistic solar developer said extended disruptions to projects will have unavoidable consequences. Hawaii utility regulators are [...]

Hawaii’s Push For Renewable Energy Could Stall Over Public Opposition

It’s a perennial issue for lawmakers promoting green energy in Hawaii: how to close a loophole in a law [...]

Strong Clean Energy Policy Helps States Move Forward With Distributed Energy Resources

Even in the most forward-thinking states, progress on folding DERs into the grid has been uneven at best. Distributed [...]

Hawaii’s Trailblazing Solar Market Continues to Struggle Without Net Metering

National market leader Sunrun has seen its PV permits tumble in Hawaii, echoing broader problems for the market. Is [...]

Hawaii’s On-Bill Financing Program Unlocks Energy Upgrades for the Masses

The Aloha State’s GEM$ program enables renters and low-income households to install solar and energy-saving equipment with no upfront [...]