Hawai‘i Gas Boiling Against Landmark Decision on Solar Water Heaters

Fossil Fuel Company Belatedly Seeks to Intervene in Environmental Court Case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 25, 2019CONTACT: Leinā‘ala L. Ley, Earthjustice:  (808) 599-2436, lley@earthjustic.orgWill Giese, Hawaiʻi Solar Energy Association:  (808) 232-8371, wgiese@hsea.org HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi – On Friday, The Gas Co. LLC (dba Hawai‘i Gas), a subsidiary of Australian-based Macquarie Infrastructure Group, filed a request to intervene in state environmental … 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

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