Anaergia’s MANA Project Questioned in The Maui News

Original Article at:   Sewage plant project would end landfill green waste composting JAN 26, 2018 CHRIS SUGIDONO Staff Writer Green waste is dumped off at EKO System’s drop-off at the Central Maui Landfill in this photo taken in February 2016. A proposed renewable energy project at the Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility would put the 23-year-old composting facility out of business, diverting the sewage sludge that is a necessary component in EKO’s composing process. … Read more

Sierra Club supports Maui’s electric utility recommendations

Sierra Club Supports Maui County’s Push for a New Utility Model Honolulu, Hawai‘i — Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa announced today that the county’s research shows that a new utility model, including a neutral “independent system operator” or cooperative ownership, would improve service, reduce rates, and promote clean energy. Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i said: “We agree with the conclusions of Maui County’s study, that the people of Maui should seek … Read more

FACE Petition & Meeting on Lifting PV Cap

Many of you are already leaders in helping make the shift to a more sustainable future for Maui.  I am writing to invite you to a meeting FACE is holding this Friday (Mar 7) 5pm at Catholic Charities in Kahului to plan a response to both the slow connection rate for future solar installations, as well as the proposed surcharges for existing solar users. We will be joined by the Sierra Club and others who have … Read more

Sierra Club calls HECO on its campaign against solar

HEI Announces Black is White Hawaiian Electric Attempts to Obscure Solar Slowdown HONOLULU, HI – Installations of residential rooftop photovoltaic systems dropped significantly in the last quarter of 2013. Yet, in an effort to disguise its campaign to kill customers’ rights to install rooftop solar panels and save themselves thousands of dollars on their electric bills, the Hawaiian Electric companies (“HECO”) claimed yesterday that, “Solar photovoltaic installations in Hawai‘i continued growing at a strong pace in 2013.” HECO’s senior … Read more

Sierra Club, Earthjustice File Legal Challenge to Protect Solar Tax Credit in Hawai‘i

State Tax Proposal Would Slam the Brakes on Solar Energy, Hawai‘i Jobs HONOLULU – Today, the Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed a legal challenge in state circuit court to the Hawai‘i Department of Taxation’s recent decision to cut back on tax credits for residents and businesses that install solar energy systems. The Department’s new interpretation of the solar credit – which was announced November 9, 2012 and goes into effect January 1, 2013 – … Read more

Governor Announces Drastic Cuts to Solar

State Tax Proposal Would Slam the Brakes on Solar Energy, Jobs in Hawai`i Sierra Club, Earthjustice call on administration to change course HONOLULU, HAWAII – Today, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced a drastic, potentially devastating cut to the Hawai`i’s successful tax credit for solar energy. The proposal would reduce by approximately 50 percent the tax credit for homeowners and businesses that install solar energy systems. The solar industry is one of Hawai`i’s strongest growth sectors, and … Read more