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

BIG WIN in climate change fight in Hawaiʻi

Yesterday in a big victory for Hawaiʻi’s clean energy goals, the Environmental Court ruled that the Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism was wrong to grant nearly all requests for variances from the Solar Water Heater Mandate. By issuing thousands of variances, the agency has reinforced Hawaiʻi’s reliance on fossil fuels—to our collective … Read more

Hawai‘i High Court Affirms Citizens’ Right to Protect Environmental Interests Before State Public Utilities Commission

For Immediate Release December 14, 2017 Contacts: Kylie Wager Cruz | Attorney | Earthjustice | (808) 599-2436 | kwager@earthjustice.org Marti Townsend | Director Sierra Club of Hawai‘i | (808) 538-6616 | marti.townsend@sierraclub.org Hawai‘i High Court Affirms Citizens’ Right to Protect Environmental Interests Before State Public Utilities Commission Declares Due Process Interest in Right to a … Read more

Fines for Farming in the Fight for Water?

In August, staff at Hawaiʻi’s water commission proposed fining John and Rose Marie Duey $4,500 for something they did 12 years ago—place a pipe in ‘Īao Valley’s Wailuku River to access water for their loʻi.

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