December 3, 2023


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Solar+Storage Project Proposed for Pearl Harbor
Renewable energy company Ameresco said it will partner with Bright Canyon Energy to build Kūpono Solar, a solar-plus-battery storage facility in Pearl Harbor.
Hawaiian Electric
HECO Cancels Oahu Battery Storage Project
Hawaiian Electric withdrew plans to build a key battery storage system on Oahu; tight deadlines and supply chain issues appear to be the cause.
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States Outline Energy Challenges, Infrastructure Opportunities
State officials say they are both excited and intimidated by the amount of clean energy funding coming through the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Hawaiian Electric
HECO Approved for $5M Make-ready EV Charger Pilot
State regulators OK'd HECO’s $4.98 million pilot to install EV charging infrastructure across the state in a bid to incentivize investment in charging ports.
Univ. of Hawail School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Facebook Founder Donates $50M for Hawaii Climate Research
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have pledged to donate $50 million for climate research at the University of Hawaii.
Hawaii PUC Approves Kauai Pumped Storage Project
Hawaii's PUC approved construction of the West Kauai Energy Project, a pumped storage hydropower project designed to produce 110 GWh of annual output.
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Honolulu Rail Project Seeks New Tax to Help Close Budget Gap
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation recommended a tax on tourists to help pay for a $3.5 billion budget shortfall in the city’s light-rail project.
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Hawaiian Electric Accelerates Carbon Reduction Efforts
HECO has pledged to speed up its carbon reduction efforts as state officials revive the idea of converting its last coal-fired plant to biomass.
UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021
US Governors: States More Ambitious, Faster on Climate Action
States and provinces in the U.S. and other nations are leading efforts to address climate change while their national governments often lag.
Office of the Governor of the State of Hawaii
Ige, Agencies Update Hawaii Climate Commission
The Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission met last week to recap its progress over the past year and set the stage for the UN's COP26.

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