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WAILUKU — An electric utility company in Hawaii has announced a new program intended to speed up rooftop solar installations and reduce costs for customers more quickly.

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HONOLULU — Residents in Hawaii are expected to see shrinking utility costs and growing renewable energy after the state changed the way Hawaiian Electric makes money.

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The Hawaii Energy Office and state Department of Health have created an online map that identifies contaminated lands that officials hope developers can turn into renewable energy sites.

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The Blue Planet Foundation, an environmental non-profit, lowered Hawaii’s overall clean energy grade from a B- to a C.

Protesters in Kahuku who have been blocking the movement of equipment for a wind farm said they would support a solar farm in its place.

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  Over Thanksgiving week Hawaiian Electric announced it reached an agreement to purchase power from Eurus Energy America. The company will build and operate a windfarm on Palehua Ridge above the existing fossil fuel powerplant.

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The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i hosted a Transportation Summit today focusing on fossil fuel consumption for ground transportation.

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On this show, Burt will discuss smart cities and find out what creates a smart city. He'll talk to Hawaiian Electric and find out their smart cities pilot, and how electronic sensors help better manage the smart grid. 

Lava, Loss of PGV Capacity Create Electricity Challenges

May 24, 2018
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The Big Island's electric utility, Hawaii Electric Light Company, has been working around the clock to react to the on going Kilauea eruption. Utility crews were recently pulled out of Leilani Estates due to unsafe levels of sulfur dioxide. Additionally, the loss of capacity from the Puna Geothermal Venture has reduced to overall supply of electricity on the island.

The Conversation: Monday, April 9th, 2018

Apr 9, 2018
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Electric Transportation Plan; Gubernatorial Candidate Forum; Kennedy Theatre’s Nora

Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience

Mar 28, 2018

Hawaii is the most isolated island chain in the world. Home to a permanent population of 1.4 million and tens of thousands of visitors on any given day, Hawaii and its inhabitants are highly dependent on imports of food and fuel from elsewhere in the world. With help potentially days or weeks away and minimal redundancy, Hawaii's systems and people are highly vulnerable to a major disaster. This series explores those vulnerabilities and how the community can become more resilient.

The Conversation: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Mar 1, 2018
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Proliferation of Double Utility Poles; New Jon Van Dyke Public Archive; Sanctuary Churches; Bhutan Exhibit

The Conversation: Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Oct 12, 2017
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Electric America; Clean Power Plan in Hawaii; Combating Little Fire Ants

The Conversation: Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Jul 28, 2016

Potential Local/National Economic Impacts of US Presidential Candidates’ Trade Policies; Comedian Ozell Daniel; Hawaii’s Energy Future; Printmaker

Potential Local/National Economic Impacts of US Presidential Candidates’ Trade Policies: Marcus Noland