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Hawaii Gets New Utility Regulations

Hawaii Gov Signs Performance-Based Ratemaking Into Law The new law will link utility revenues to hitting various customer-focused performance metrics, including the interconnection of solar and energy storage. Written by Julia Pyper, greentechmedia.com, April 24, 2018 Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill into law Tuesday that reforms the century-old electric utility business model, to […]

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Hawaii Continues Unprecedented Growth in Energy Efficiency

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits As most of us may guess, Hawaii leads the nation in solar panels per capita. But there is still a substantial percentage of the market that cannot participate in solar programs. To increase participation, the legislature passed a law mandating utilities to create community renewables programs. However, the utilities had […]

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Hawaii & Vermont Raise the Bar with Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets

Hawaii and Vermont’s high renewable portfolio standard targets Today’s Energy Solutions, July 2, 2015. Image credit: Andre_Rau Renewable portfolio standards are state- or local-level policies that mandate all or certain types of electricity producers to supply a minimum share of their electricity from designated renewable resources. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have RPS policies, […]

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Partnerships That Will Change the Way We Are Powered

NEWS: Apple and Hawaii go for 100% Renewable; AEE Members Make Headlines Advanced Energy Economy, May 15, 2015. Image credit: markusspiske Apple announced early this week that the company’s manufacturing supply chain will be entirely powered with renewable energy: solar, wind, biogas, fuel cells, geothermal, and small hydropower plants. Apple’s commitment to advanced energy isn’t new: […]