Daily Archives: November 20, 2012

Guest Post: Energy Efficiency Bill Gets An Upgrade

November 20th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

U.S. senators passed a new bill this month called S.3591, the “Commercial Building Modernization Act,” that extends and strengthens the existing 179D commercial building tax deduction for energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings


First Wind Announces Start of Commercial Operations for Oahu-based Kawailoa Wind Project

November 20th, 2012 | by pressroom

Late last year, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved a power purchase agreement between First Wind and the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), which serves more than 400,000 Hawaii customers. Hawaii state law mandates 70 percent clean energy for electricity and surface transportation by 2030, with 40 percent coming from local renewable sources. Kawailoa Wind will significantly advance the state’s progress toward these goals.



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