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A&B PROPERTIES PARTNERS WITH CARBON LIGHTHOUSE TO LAUNCH ENERGY EFFICIENCY PILOT PROGRAM

A&B Properties, Inc. (ABP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX), has partnered with Carbon Lighthouse, an energy services company, to implement a two-month pilot to identify energy efficiency initiatives for its commercial assets in Hawaii. The program was launched this week at two properties on Oahu—Pearl Highlands Center and Kaka`ako Commerce Center—and the Kahului Office Building on Maui. These properties were identified as the highest energy demands within ABP’s Hawaii commercial portfolio.

HECO may restart 3 solar farms

HECO backed out of contracts with SunEdison Inc. for three solar projects in February because of SunEdison’s financial situation and failure to meet project milestones. Since HECO’s cancellation, D.E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, said it is committed to purchasing the projects so construction can continue and the 112 megawatts of solar energy can be online before the end of the year.

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: GOVERNOR’S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS ANNOUNCES PROGRESS IN HELPING INDIVIDUALS AND...

Scott Morishige, Governor David Ige’s coordinator on homelessness, announced today that a total of 48 people who had been living in Kaka‘ako (including eight families, three couples and five singles) have moved into shelter in the past week. Individuals and families were primarily placed at the Institute for Human Services, Next Step Shelter and the Lighthouse Emergency Shelter

GEMS PROGRAM BEGINS ACCEPTING CLEAN ENERGY LOAN APPLICATIONS FROM CONSUMERS

The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, an attached agency of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, announced today that it has begun accepting loan applications from consumers seeking to finance solar photovoltaic systems under the state’s Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.

Hawai’i PUC releases renewable procurement policy evaluation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 13, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- In January, the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission (PUC) posted a report titled Evaluation of Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Policy and Procurement. This report was funded under a National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) grant, for which the PUC retained Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) to develop a methodology and compare the economics of different renewable procurement options

Hawaiian Electric offers competitive bidding waiver for large solar projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hawaiian Electric Company (Hawaiian Electric) seeks to lower the cost of electricity for its customers in the near term with qualified renewable energy projects on Oahu that can be quickly placed into service at a low cost per kilowatt-hour. To that end, Hawaiian Electric will consider requesting a waiver from the Hawaii Public Utility Commission (PUC) Competitive Bidding Framework for projects that meet these goals

Breakthrough For Hawaiian Solar Power Announced By Clean Energy Groups

Honolulu, HI - January 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, national organizations Earthjustice and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) commended the Hawaiian Electric (HECO) utilities’ path-breaking plans to enable more rooftop solar systems to connect to the grid. The utilities and clean energy stakeholders laid out a new and innovative “Proactive Approach” to planning for rooftop solar growth as part of a multi-party working group convened by the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which just concluded its deliberations last week

New energy code to take effect May 26

LĪHU'E, HI - February 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- County officials announced that the Energy Conservation Code governing all new construction on Kaua'i will be effective May 26. The bill was passed by the County Council and signed into law by Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. last month.

Honolulu to Receive $3 million for Energy Efficient Iniatives

WASHINGTON, Dc - November 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Honolulu will receive $3,863,700 to fund energy efficient initiatives including the reduction of fossil fuel emissions, the creation of green jobs, and the implementation of practices that lessen overall energy use, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today.The federal funds are made available to Honolulu through the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award.

Hawaii’s Conversion of Coal Plant to Biomass Marks a New Trend

HI - September 1, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — A coal-fired power plant in Pepeekeo, Hawaii, that formerly provided electricity to a sugar mill is...

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HGIA INVITES PROPOSALS TO FINANCE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS

The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) today announced its Open Solicitation for Financing Arrangements — a call for proposals from clean energy developers, financiers, and other industry participants seeking Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) fund support for clean energy projects in the State of Hawaii.

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Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns

The Department of Finance, Real Property Assessment Division, would like to remind homeowners that due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified