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IGE PUSHES TO EXPAND SOLAR POWER TO RENTERS

Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he wants Hawaii to deploy more community solar projects — which give those renting or living in condominiums access to renewable energy — by 2018. Speaking at the eighth annual Hawaii Clean Energy Day at the Laniakea YWCA, Ige said he wants the solar option to be available for all Hawaii residents.

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.

COLLEGE STUDENTS DELIVER 49TH MODEL HOME TO KEAUKAHA HOMESTEAD ʻOHANA

A home built by students in the Hawai‘i Community College (HawCC) Model Home Program was dedicated today in the Hawaiian homestead community of Keaukaha. Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiary Elton “Tui” Suganuma is the new owner of the three-bedroom, two-bath home in Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Elton was joined at the home dedication ceremony by his wife Patricia, and his son Poʻai, who along with his growing ʻohana will call this place home.

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.

PUBLIC VIEWING OF HISTORIC SOLAR PLANE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 2

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce a free public viewing of the Solar Impulse 2. The public will be able to view the aircraft and meet the crew that’s making the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane. The viewing is scheduled at the following location and time

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $3.4 Million In Renewable Energy Research Funding

The Hawaii Congressional Delegation today announced more than $3.4 million in Department of Energy funding that will allow Hawaiian Electric Company to improve electric grid technology, which will facilitate more renewable energy generation.

Hirono Touts Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Goal At Senate Hearing On Island Energy

This morning, Senator Mazie K. Hirono spoke about the importance of finding renewable energy solutions for island states and communities like Hawaii at a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on Islanded Energy Systems in Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Territories. Senator Hirono heard from stakeholders from Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, and the U.S. Virgin Islands on the unique challenges of meeting the energy needs of island communities

NELHA ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BUSINESS STARTUPS AT HAWAII OCEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) announced today that it has signed long-term leases with Hawaii Kai Technologies and Forever Oceans. In addition, EnKon Hawaii LLC has recently begun manufacturing operations converting resin into preforms for the beverage industry throughout the State

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

Hawaii properties displayed with ease on IDX-enabled website

EUGENE, OR - June 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Pahoa, Hawaii broker Lynda Carroll to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers who have adopted a customizable IDX solution for their professional websites. As a member of the Hawaii Info Service MLS (HISMLS), Carroll has long had access to thousands of detailed property listings. Now, her clients and other area home seekers attain the benefit of viewing the same listings that were once classified as available only to Realtors, via her IDX-enabled search page.

Hawaii Broker, Eileen Lacerte utilizes IDX Broker software to give her clients the edge

EUGENE, OR - April 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Eileen Lacerte are revolutionizing the Kamuela, Hawaii real estate search, by enabling IDX Broker software onto the website Lacerte hosts. As a broker, Lacerte presents area listings with ease and simplicity on her IDX-enabled website, as Hawaii Info Service (HISMLS) listings are synced to the search she hosts, creating a thorough, comprehensive and dynamic online database of local listings. By integrating IDX Broker software on her website, Lacerte has transformed the online real estate marketplace for her clients and her own business.

Hawaii homes displayed with ease on the IDX enabled website of agent Jayne Doole

EUGENE, OR - January 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. announces Jayne Doole of East Oahu Realty is the most recent real estate professional to adopt a customizable IDX solution for his website. Now, Hawaii Central MLS (HiCentralMLS) listings are conveniently integrated onto the search page Doole sponsors, creating a thorough and comprehensive database of property listings for his clients to search through. With the innovative IDX Broker software he has adopted, White has chosen to revolutionize his website and forever change the way his potential buyer clients find the home of their dreams online.

IDX-enabled website of Realtor Jayne Doole simplifies Honolulu online home search

EUGENE, OR - January 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Jayne Doole and East Oahu Realty to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers who have chosen to revolutionize their professional websites with the innovative IDX Broker software. As a member of Hawaii Central MLS (HiCentralMLS), Doole has long had the ability to scan PAAR listings. Now, her clients have the same level of accessibility, thanks to her custom IDX solution. Finding the perfect Honolulu, Hawaii property online has never been easier!

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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