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Hawaii: an Epicenter for Renewable Energy

Hawaiian culture is steeped in a delicate harmony with nature. The islands boast consistently strong wind densities, great insolation characteristics, enormous reservoirs of geothermal energy, plant life that is perfect for the production of ethanol, and an incredible oceanic wave resource, all of which could be exploited by renewable technologies without damaging the environment. As […]

June 30th

Bright Horizons for Solar Industry

Last year was a bright spot for the solar industry, despite dark economic clouds and forecasts that rolled in during 2008’s final few months. SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) just released its yearly review, which identified 2008 as the third in a string of record growth years. The numbers were for the US solar market, with […]

March 24th

And the Most Oil Dependent Shall Be First

As the biggest global warming polluters gather for a 2-day meeting in Honolulu this week to hammer out a post-Kyoto agreement, the tiny state of Hawaii is taking some of its own big steps to curb emissions. Hawaii has unveiled a plan to become the first state to get the “vast majority” of its energy […]

January 30th