It’s been well over a year since Doug McLeod resigned as Maui County Energy Commissioner and formed his own consulting firm (DKK Energy Services LLC), after holding down the post for four years. The county didn’t exactly rush to replace McLeod–in fact, they only announced their new energy commissioner–Frederick Redell–on April Fools’ Day of this year. “Frederick Redell will … [Read more...] about County of Maui finally hires new Energy Commissioner
Hawaii Governor David Ige isn't a fan. Neither is Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa. Same with Sierra Club Hawaii Director Marti Townshend. And now we know that state Consumer Advocate Jeffrey Ono isn't on board, either. I'm talking about the proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric and Florida-based NextEra Energy, which (if approved) would be worth about $4.3 billion. For … [Read more...] about Hawaii Consumer Advocate denounces proposed Hawaiian Electric/NextEra merger
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed at Kalaeloa Airport on Oahu on Friday, July 2. The flight carried it from Japan to Hawaii–the longest leg of a round-the-world journey undertaken entirely on solar power. André Borschberg piloted the Swiss plane for 117 hours and 52 minutes over a distance of more than 7,200 kilometers. It was an epic achievement in terms of human … [Read more...] about State Energy Office trumpets solar power after Solar Impulse 2 reaches Hawaii
1. On June 8, Governor David Ige signed four bills into law. One of them, HB 623, mandates “100 percent renewable energy portfolio standards by 2045.” One of the other bills Ige signed was HB 1509. What does that bill do? A. Requires the University of Hawaii to establish the collective goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by 2035. B. Establishes a … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about bills Gov. David Ige signed into law?
The Maui Tomorrow Foundation has chosen Albert Perez to take over the environmental non-profit organization from Irene Bowie, who announced her retirement a couple months ago. “I look forward to returning to Maui Tomorrow to build upon the impressive accomplishments of Irene Bowie and our Board of Directors,” Perez said in a May 28 news release. “The quality of our … [Read more...] about Albert Perez to take over as new Maui Tomorrow executive director