Hawaii’s first public hydrogen fuel station is being developed

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State will soon have its first public hydrogen station Hawaii will soon have its first public hydrogen fuel station. The state has been working to promote clean transportation for some time, especially where fuel cell vehicles are concerned. Hawaii has become a testing ground for some fuel cell vehicles, but the hydrogen fuel stations currently operating in the state are closed to the public. A new hydrogen station is being built in order to ensure that consumers have access to the hydrogen they need to power their vehicles. Company aims…

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Hawaii sets sights on renewable energy

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State aims to become completely reliant on renewable energy in the coming years Hawaii has ambitious plans for renewable energy. The state has long been a leading market for solar power within the United States. Indeed, this form of clean power is one of the most popular energy producers in Hawaii due to the abundant sunlight that the state received throughout the year. In the coming years, the state plans to derive 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, with solar energy playing a major role in accomplishing this goal.…

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Hawaii passes law to support the Paris Agreement and fight climate change

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State will be combating climate change by supporting the Paris Agreement Hawaii has become the first in the United States to adopt a new law to show greater support for the Paris Agreement. The law will see the state officially document rising sea levels and develop a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewable energy and other solutions. Governor David Ige notes that the law will align Hawaii with the goals of the Paris Agreement, which the United States withdrew from last week. The impact of…

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Hawaii makes more progress toward its renewable energy goals

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Utility has reached a major milestone with renewable energy Hawaiian Electric, along with its subsidiaries Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, is celebrating the significant progress that has been made in embracing renewable energy. Together, these companies provide electricity for 95% of residents of five of Hawaii’s main islands. Recently, the state has been working to focus more heavily on renewable energy in an effort to distance itself from fossil-fuels and become more environmentally friendly. Clean power has also helped Hawaii become more energy independent. 2016 saw renewable energy play…

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General Motors and US Army continue work on fuel cells

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GM delivers new fuel cell vehicle to the Army Automaker General Motors has delivered its new fuel cell vehicle, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, to the United States Army. The new vehicle will be used as part of a demonstration on the capabilities of fuel cells and how they can be used to power vehicles. One of the aspects of fuel cells that have caught the Army’s interest is that they can be operated silently. This makes them particularly useful for special operations where making noise is not ideal. Automakers continue…

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Tesla activates its large solar energy project in Hawaii

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Tesla has completed installation on its new solar project Tesla has activated its new large-scale solar energy system, which has been built on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. This week, the company announced that it had successfully completed installing the systems needed to power the 13 megawatt project. The project, at peak performance, is expected to generate 52 megwatt-hours of electrical power, further increasing the rapidly growing solar energy capacity that is being built in Hawaii. Electricity provided by new solar energy project is less expensive than oil The Kauai…

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California seeks to ditch fossil-fuels in favor of renewable energy

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New legislation could require California to hit the 100% renewable energy mark by 2045 California’s lawmakers are looking to fast track the state’s plans to become completely reliant on renewable energy. New legislation has been introduced that, if successful, will require the state to derive no less than 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. California already has plans to reach the 50% renewable energy mark by 2030, but lawmakers believe that the state can accomplish a more ambitious goal, largely due to its growing clean power market.…

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Offshore wind farms are gaining more support in Hawaii

Federal agency issues call for information concerning new wind projects The United States Department of the Interior is looking to promote the growth of wind energy in Hawaii. The agency has issued a request for information in order to determine the wind industry’s interest in developing new wind projects in the state. Of particular interest is offshore projects, which could become a very powerful tool for Hawaii in the future. Offshore wind farms hold vast potential in terms of energy generation. New wind projects could help create more jobs in…

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Oregon is taking a big step forward with renewable energy

Governor Brown passes the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan Oregon has become the first state in the United States to legislate its way away from coal and other fossil-fuels. Governor Kate Brown has signed the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan, a legislation that has more than a year of political debate and controversy behind it. The legislation aims to accomplish numerous goals, namely the transition away from fossil-fuels and the adoption of various forms of renewable energy. Legislation will require utilities to abandon coal in favor of renewable…

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Hawaii is throwing more support behind renewable energy

100% of Hawaii’s energy will come from renewable sources by 2045 Hawaii has plans to derive all of its energy from renewable sources by 2045. The state has become a very prominent supporter of renewable energy, making note of the potential impact that climate change may have in the future, especially for island states and countries in the Pacific Ocean. Rising sea levels due to global warming could cause significant damage to island states and nations. In order to combat this potential damage, Hawaii is looking to support renewable energy…

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MARAD launches new hydrogen fuel cell project

Agency begins testing new hydrogen fuel cell units The Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the launch of a new project involving the use of hydrogen fuel cells. For the project, MARAD will be field testing the first prototypes of new fuel cell units, which will be used to provide power for onboard refrigerated containers. MARAD will be working with the Department of Energy as well, which has provided some $815,000 in funding for the project. Project to take place in Hawaii, where fuel cells have been gaining…

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Hawaii bets on renewable energy

State intends to general 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2045 Hawaii is heading toward embracing renewable energy as its only source of power. During the recent Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit, which was hosted in the state, Governor David Ige announced that the state would not be using natural gas to replace other fossil-fuels. Instead, Hawaii will be working to receive no less than 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2045. The ambitious initiative would make the state one of the leading renewable energy entities…

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Hydrogen fuel cells may become important to Hawaii’s renewable energy industry

Blue Planet Foundation shows strong interest in hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology Henk Rogers, founder of the renewable energy non-profit organization Blue Planet Foundation, believes that hydrogen fuel will be crucial part of the clean energy industry in Hawaii. The Blue Planet Foundation has played a major role in promoting clean energy throughout the state and the organization has taken a strong interest in clean transportation. According to Rogers, hydrogen will become a very prominent force in the Hawaiian industry, especially as more automakers begin to release fuel cell…

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Geothermal energy study approved in Hawaii

Study seeks to learn how geothermal development impacts Native Hawaiians. A study that will cost close to $300,000 has been approved by the Windward Planning Commission, and the purpose of the study is to investigate the affect geothermal energy development has on Hawaii’s indigenous population. Critics complain that Native Hawaiians have been ignored regarding plans involving the development of this renewable resource. The commission approved the money in two 4-0 votes last week, according to The Hawaii Tribune-Herald. The commission responded to a request from geothermal critics and those who…

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Solar energy company expands to Hawaii

Hawaii is now an open market for SolarCity and the company’s solar power products and services SolarCity, a leading provider of solar technologies, has announced its expansion to Hawaii Island, the largest island in the U.S. Hawaii has become a strong advocate for renewable energy, particularly solar power. Clean energy is becoming an attractive option for the state because it relies heavily on fuel imports in order to produce its own electrical power. The economic prospects of solar power are often lauded in the state and consumers and businesses alike…

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Waste to energy incinerator could solve trash problem in Hawaii County

Companies compete for the Hawaii W2E project. A waste to energy (W2E) incinerator might be the solution that Hawaii County has been waiting for to help it deal with its garbage issues and a list of finalists, who are being considered for the project, was released earlier this week. Three companies have made the short list and all three specialize in producing energy from waste. The companies include: • Green Conversion System Inc. – which recently constructed an incinerator for Los Angeles. • Covanta Energy Corporation. – the operator of…

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