Editorial: Renewable energy faces challenges

EDITORIAL | OUR VIEWJan. 6, 2020 As Hawaii continues to move toward its clean-energy mandate to generate 100% of electricity sales from renewable resources within the next 25 years, on a smaller scale, Kauai is already catching sight of the finish line. For stretches of several hours in November and December — 32 hours, in all — … Read more

Editorial: State must abide by solar mandate

EDITORIAL| OUR VIEW February 19, 2019 Updated February 19, 2019 12:27am Eleven years ago, when Hawaii became the first state in the nation to require installation of solar water heating systems in new single-family homes, the mandate to increase tapping one of the state’s most abundant renewable energy sources and thereby reduce dependence on imported oil was … Read more

Hawaiian Electric not importing fracked gas

Sierra Club Celebrates HECO’s Decision to Withdraw its LNG Proposal Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (July 19, 2016) — Hawaiian Electric Company announced today that it has withdrawn its proposal to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Western Canada to Hawaiʻi. Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi Director, Marti Townsend, issued the following statement: “We are celebrating HECO’s decision to withdraw … Read more

#DivestHawaii 2016

Divesting Hawai‘i’s tax dollars from all fossil fuels will help protect our planet from devastating climate change and public workers’ pensions from crippling financial losses.  Local legislators are considering two bills in 2016 that would help divest Hawai‘i from fossil fuels.  SB2155 and HB1511 are currently working their way through the legislative process.  You can … Read more