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Big Island renewable energy plant wins appeal

By Dave Segal
The Hawaii Supreme Court, giving new life to Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC’s nearly completed biomass plant on Hawaii island, ruled unanimously Monday in favor of the company’s appeal and sent back the case to the…
05/25/21
                                                               

Hawaii area can expect 2 to 5 storms during hurricane season

By Caleb Jones Photo: AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File
The central Pacific basin including Hawaii can expect between two and five tropical depressions, tropical storms or hurricanes this year, federal forecasters said Wednesday. The annual National Weather Service prediction said there is about an…
05/20/21
                                                               

Big Island On Pace To Meet Renewable Energy Goals In 2 Years

By Tom Hasslinger
Three large solar projects in the works on Hawaii island are bolstering the island’s renewal energy supply, so much so the island should hit 100% of its renewable energy standards by 2023, Hawaiian Electric Co.…
05/10/21
                                                               

Hawaii’s Rains, Floods Cited as Examples of Climate Change

By Audray McAvoy Photo by Jamm Aquino
 Heavy rains are part of the winter wet season in Hawaiian Islands. But the downpours triggering flooding that destroyed homes and bridges and set off mass evacuations on multiple islands this week are also an…
03/10/21
                                                               

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Threatened Iconic Hawaiian Forest Bird

By Maxx Phillips Photo by Dan Clark
The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to designate critical habitat and develop a recovery plan for the threatened ‘i‘iwi, the best known of Hawai‘i’s imperiled honeycreepers.
03/03/21
                                                               

Hawaii’s renewable outlook? Sunny!

By Cameron Oglesby
Hawaii’s largest utility, Hawaiian Electric, announced earlier this month that last year’s energy generation mix hit 34.5 percent renewables across Oahu, Hawaii Island, and Maui — easily exceeding the state’s goal of 30 percent renewable…
02/24/21
                                                               

Could Hawaii’s Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars Soon Be A Relic Of The Past?

By Marcel Honore Photo by Cory Lum
Electric vehicles represent just a small fraction of the cars on Hawaii’s roads – about 1% of all registered passenger vehicles. Still, their local numbers have been swiftly rising, and some of the industry’s top…
02/19/21
                                                               

Hawaii Lawmaker Pushes Expanded Role for Hydrogen Fuel

By Ryan Finnerty
Hawaii’s ambitious energy goals are aimed at cutting the emission of carbon fuels into the environment, but solar and onshore wind will not get the job done alone.
02/18/21
                                                               

Federal ruling favors Maui County in lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

A federal judge gave Maui County a major win in its lawsuit against oil companies after he prevented the case from being moved to federal court.
02/12/21
                                                               

Climate change exposes turtles to greater threats, UH researcher says

About 60% of the world’s turtles are considered threatened or endangered, and that number is expected to rise as climate change continues to get worse.
02/11/21