News Releases

Hawaii State Energy Office
Electronic Filing Now Available for Solar Water Heater Variance ApplicationsPosted on September 4, 2018 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The State of Hawaii has made several changes to the application process for a solar water heater variance, including a new electronic filing option and the addition of a $25 processing fee.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Hawaii’s Economy Continues to Expand at Slower PacePosted on August 22, 2018 in News
DBEDT released its third quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report today. In this report, DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii economic growth downward to 1.5 percent for 2018.
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2017 State of Hawaii Data Book
DBEDT Releases 50th Edition of the State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 15, 2018 in News
DBEDT today released the 2017 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.” The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Small Business Regulatory Review Board Commemorates 20th AnniversaryPosted on July 31, 2018 in News
Small Business Regulatory Review Board — The SBRRB is the “watchdog” for the more than 128,000 small businesses in that may be impacted by rules and regulations promulgated by state and county agencies.
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Innovate Hawaii
HTDC Expands Tech Training Services to Enhance Local Workforce DevelopmentPosted on July 6, 2018 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC's INNOVATE Hawaii program became an approved provider of the Employment & Training Fund (ETF).
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Research & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT Releases Population and Economic Projections to 2045Posted on June 28, 2018 in News
DBEDT released a report today, “Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2045.”
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Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program
Small Business Grant Brings Jobs, Business to Hawaii IslandPosted on June 26, 2018 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC, Tridentis Advanced Marine Vehicles (AMV) launched in Kona last November to continue its development of the world’s most advanced autonomous and unmanned marine vehicles.
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High Technology Development Corp.
HTDC Awards More Than $900,000 in Grant Funds to Local Manufacturing CompaniesPosted on June 21, 2018 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation — HTDC recently awarded $930,680 in Manufacturing Assistance Program (MAP) grant funds to 29 Hawaii-based manufacturing companies.
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Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
State of Hawaii Secures $2 Million in Federal Funding for Solar Desalination DevelopmentPosted on June 20, 2018 in News
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority — NELHA is set to receive a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii State Energy Office Schedules Community Meetings on Utility Model StudyPosted on June 12, 2018 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — HSEO will host a series of community meetings across the state starting tomorrow to gather community input for the second phase of a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii.
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