News Releases

Hawaii State Energy Office
Statement from Chief Energy Officer Scott GlennPosted on August 4, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn’s statement following Hawaiian Electric’s announcement that its fleet of about 925 vehicles will be plug-in electric by 2035.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
HSEO Grant Will Support Hawaii’s Clean Energy Goals, Economic RecoveryPosted on July 23, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The Hawaii State Energy Office was awarded a $425,070 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to pursue several strategic projects that advance Hawaii’s clean economy goals and support the state’s economic recovery.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii Joins with Other States in Commitment to Zero-Emission VehiclesPosted on July 14, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Hawaii joined a group of 15 states and the District of Columbia to announce a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), pledging to expand the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
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Green Energy Market Securitization
State Warns of Suspected Mortgage ScamPosted on July 8, 2020 in News
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — HGIA is warning its borrowers and the public of a suspected mortgage scam being carried out by an entity using a name similar to that of HGIA.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Small Business Regulatory Review Board Elects 2020-2021 OfficersPosted on June 24, 2020 in News
Small Business Regulatory Review Board — DBEDT's Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) has announced its officers for fiscal year 2020 to 2021.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Hawaii May See Double Digit Economic Downturn in 2020Posted on May 22, 2020 in News
DBEDT released its second quarter 2020 Statistical and Economic Report today. In the report, DBEDT projected that Hawaii’s economic growth will fall by 12.1 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
HSEO Launches Web Page to Share Information on New Round of Renewable ProjectsPosted on May 15, 2020 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — HSEO launched a web page today to provide information on the 13 solar-plus-storage and three standalone storage projects announced by the Hawaiian Electric Companies.
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Innovate Hawaii
HTDC Awards $2M in Grants to 42 Local Tech & Manufacturing CompaniesPosted on April 17, 2020 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC announced that it has awarded nearly $2 million in grants to 42 local technology and manufacturing companies for fiscal year 2020.
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Green Energy Market Securitization
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority Board Approves GEMS Loan DeferralsPosted on March 30, 2020 in News
Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority — HGIA's Board of Directors has approved an emergency postponement of loan payments for GEMS Program direct loans and on-bill loans in an effort to lessen the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on residents and businesses in Hawaii.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program AnnouncedPosted on March 16, 2020 in News
Update: March 18, 2020 — SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is coordinating with the Hawaii Governor’s Office to certify the state for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance.
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