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Environment & Energy

Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii

Click Here to Register Friday Feb 26th at the Pacific Club in Downtown Honolulu Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii  Friday, February 26th | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | The Pacific Club featuring… James M. Taylor Weekly Columnist for Forbes Senior Fellow for Environment and Energy Policy, Heartland

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Why the 100% Renewable Energy Mandate May Hurt Hawaii

Hawaii has recently adopted a policy of 100% renewable energy which may sound good, but in reality, may be harmful for our economy. “The sun doesn’t shine all the time, and it’s very unpredictable. The wind doesn’t blow all the time,” said James M. Taylor, weekly columnist for Forbes, and senior

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Why Investing in Fossil Fuels May Encourage Renewable Energy

Sean Mitsui of the Young Americans for Liberty joined Joe Kent at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to talk about fossil fuel investment, and how it affects our economy.  The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM, 96.7FM,

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GEMS: Gets Everyone’s Money Swiftly

This week we will be talking about GEMS, which stands for Green Energy Market Securitization. It’s a program that was adopted by our state government in Act 211 of 2013. The idea behind GEMS is that the state wanted to facilitate the buildout of “clean energy infrastructure,” which was seen

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What You Need To Know About Hawaii’s New Environmental Court

You may have heard that the Hawaii Legislature, after an intensive years-long effort by environmental groups, recently created a new court with specialized jurisdiction that could have a big impact on how property and business owners are treated by Hawaii’s courts. Known as the “Environmental Court,” this new court has

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The Jones Act and the Crude Export Ban

The energy information website E & E Publishing Inc. reports on the linkages between lifting the 1970’s crude petroleum oil export ban and Jones Act relief for the oil industry. The author predicts based upon those whom he interviewed, that as the US Congress comes closer to serous consideration of

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Clean Energy Equals $418M Tax Hike?

Hawaii’s clean energy goals are the most aggressive in the nation, according to the home page of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). Let’s find out just how aggressive some of these goals are. Who is HCEI? It might sound like an independent nonprofit but it’s not; it’s actually a

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Barreling the Poor

One of the tax increase bills that is still afloat at our legislature concerns the environmental response, energy, and food security tax, which we refer to as the barrel tax. This tax started off as the environmental response tax, imposed at 5 cents a barrel of imported petroleum product as

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Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii

Click Here to Register Friday Feb 26th at the Pacific Club in Downtown Honolulu Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii  Friday, February 26th | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | The Pacific Club featuring… James M. Taylor Weekly Columnist for Forbes Senior Fellow for Environment and Energy Policy, Heartland

Read More →

Why the 100% Renewable Energy Mandate May Hurt Hawaii

Hawaii has recently adopted a policy of 100% renewable energy which may sound good, but in reality, may be harmful for our economy. “The sun doesn’t shine all the time, and it’s very unpredictable. The wind doesn’t blow all the time,” said James M. Taylor, weekly columnist for Forbes, and senior

Read More →

Why Investing in Fossil Fuels May Encourage Renewable Energy

Sean Mitsui of the Young Americans for Liberty joined Joe Kent at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to talk about fossil fuel investment, and how it affects our economy.  The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM, 96.7FM,

Read More →

GEMS: Gets Everyone’s Money Swiftly

This week we will be talking about GEMS, which stands for Green Energy Market Securitization. It’s a program that was adopted by our state government in Act 211 of 2013. The idea behind GEMS is that the state wanted to facilitate the buildout of “clean energy infrastructure,” which was seen

Read More →

What You Need To Know About Hawaii’s New Environmental Court

You may have heard that the Hawaii Legislature, after an intensive years-long effort by environmental groups, recently created a new court with specialized jurisdiction that could have a big impact on how property and business owners are treated by Hawaii’s courts. Known as the “Environmental Court,” this new court has

Read More →

The Jones Act and the Crude Export Ban

The energy information website E & E Publishing Inc. reports on the linkages between lifting the 1970’s crude petroleum oil export ban and Jones Act relief for the oil industry. The author predicts based upon those whom he interviewed, that as the US Congress comes closer to serous consideration of

Read More →

Clean Energy Equals $418M Tax Hike?

Hawaii’s clean energy goals are the most aggressive in the nation, according to the home page of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI). Let’s find out just how aggressive some of these goals are. Who is HCEI? It might sound like an independent nonprofit but it’s not; it’s actually a

Read More →

Barreling the Poor

One of the tax increase bills that is still afloat at our legislature concerns the environmental response, energy, and food security tax, which we refer to as the barrel tax. This tax started off as the environmental response tax, imposed at 5 cents a barrel of imported petroleum product as

Read More →

PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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