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CLIMATE The climate crisis has a price — and it’s $391 million a day

CNBC // October 23, 2023

Over 16 million gallons of fuel removed from Red Hill in first week, military says

Hawaiʻi Public Radio/ October 23, 2023


Office of the Governor // October 18, 2023

Biden: $3.5B to strengthen nation’s electric grid after Maui fires

Honolulu Star-Advertiser// October 18, 2023

Military to begin draining Red Hill fuel facility that poisoned drinking water 2 years ago

Hawaiʻi Public Radio // October 16, 2023

Coast Guard puts 2 new environmental focused units on Oahu

Honolulu Star-Advertiser// October 15 2023

US military to begin draining leaky fuel tank facility that poisoned Pearl Harbor drinking water

AP News // October 13, 2023

House panel questions actions of HECO, PUC

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // September 29, 2023

Hawaiʻi energy officials testify in House congressional hearing

ABC News // September 28, 2023

How rumors and conspiracy theories got in the way of Maui’s fire recovery

NPR // September 28, 2023

How 14 youth advocates in Hawaiʻi are fighting climate change by taking the state to court

Business Insider // September 22, 2023

Gov. Green speaks at United Nations summit

Maui News // September 18, 2023

Lahaina disaster fueled by climate change, Gov. Green to tell UN

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // September 17, 2023

Hawaiʻi Must Heed The Powerful Warnings Of Climate Change

Honolulu Civil Beat // September 12, 2023

Energy sectors returning increasing amounts of capital to shareholders instead of reinvesting into low-carbon growth areas

Hawaii News Now // September 7, 2023

State Climate Commission helps lead the way on clean transportation choices for Hawaiʻi

Maui Now // September 4, 2023


Office of the Governor // August 31, 2023

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Latest Actions to Support Communities Impacted by Maui Wildfires

The White House // August 30, 2023

US approves $95 million for Hawaii’s electric grid after wildfires

Reuters // August 30, 2023

Column: Scientists should prepare for next time

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // August 30, 2023

FACT SHEET: One Year In, President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act is Driving Historic Climate Action and Investing in America to Create Good Paying Jobs and Reduce Costs

The White House // August 16, 2023

Honolulu City Council OKs energy-saving building code changes

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // August 13, 2023

$60M Ala Pono Pedestrian Bridge set to be built

KHON2 // July 27, 2023


Hawaiʻi  State Energy Office // July 25, 2023

Waikīkī sea-level rise adaptation strategies engage public through discussion

University of Hawaiʻi  System News // July 20, 2023

New Hawaii Laws Will Provide Utility Bill Relief

Honolulu Civil Beat // July 14, 2023

State plans rapid rollout of raised pedestrian crosswalks, citing encouraging new data

Hawaii News Now // July 10, 2023

Hawaii gets $3M for climate planning

Maui News // July 7, 2023

Gov. Green Enacts Laws to Promote a Clean Energy Future

Big Island Gazette // July 5, 2023

Marking ‘historic’ milestone, scores line up on opening day to ride Honolulu’s long-awaited rail

Honolulu News Now // June 30, 2023

Federal Government Feds Inject Another $50 Million Into Hawaii For Infrastructure Improvements

Honolulu Civil Beats // June 28, 2023

Waimanalo residents benefit from program to upgrade appliances

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // June 26, 2023

EV drivers on Oahu will see a new road usage charge

KITV // June 26, 2023

E-bikes are taking the world by storm, even in Hawaii

KHON2 // June 21, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act Makes Tax Credits and Rebates Available for Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Hawaii News Now // June 15, 2023

High Energy at the MACC as the Hawaii Energy Conference returns

Hawaii Energy Conference // June 15, 2023

Participatory Budgeting Paves Path For Community-Centered Energy Planning

Honolulu Civil Beat // May 26, 2023

Hawaii Tackles Climate Change With a Human Rights Focus

U.S. News // May 24, 2023

Hawaiian Electric seeks PUC approval for final energy plan

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // May 16, 2023

Hawaiian Electric finalizes ‘Integrated Grid Plan’ to decarbonize its energy system by 2045, stabilize rates

Hawaiian Eletric // May 15, 2023

Ready or not, the Honolulu rail system ‘Skyline’ is coming down the tracks

Hawaiʻi Public Radio // May 15, 2023

Waikoloa solar project is producing energy on Hawaii island

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // May 4, 2023

Lawmakers Are Trying To Make It Safer For Children To Get To School

Honolulu Civil Beat // April 30, 2023

$278 million of impact: the story of Hawai‘i’s Green Bank

Climate Group // April 21, 2023

How The Legislature Can Help Fight Climate Chaos

Honolulu Civil Beat // April 14, 2023


Hawaiʻi  State Energy Office // April 11, 2023

EPA Announces $3 Million for Hawaii to Plan Innovative Climate Projects Across the State

U.S. EPA // March 29, 2023

Keeaumoku Street safety in the works

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // March 21, 2023

U.S. Climate Alliance Welcomes New Federal-State Buy Clean Partnership, Commits Resources to Bolster State Efforts

US Climate Alliance // March 8, 2023

Lawmakers Consider More Funding To Make Hawaii’s Streets Safer

Honolulu Civil Beat // February 28, 2023

State climate commission supports governor’s climate fund

Hawaiʻi Public Radio // February 21, 2023

Hawaiian Electric achieves 32% renewable energy in 2022

Maui Now // February 8, 2023

2023 LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING: Strategic Alliances For Decarbonization & Energy Self Sufficiency

Hawai’i Energy Policy Forum // January 12, 2023

Governor Green sets course for Hawai’i climate leadership

Maui News // January 10, 2023

Renewable energy usage has doubled in the last decade. Hawaii is leading the charge.

CBS News // January 9, 2023

Hawaiian Electric ordered to revamp power rate structure

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // November 7, 2022

Lanai Should Be A Model For Smart Grid Transformation

Honolulu Civil Beat // October 7, 2022

Hawaii coalition scores ‘climate-smart’ ag grant

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // October 4, 2022

UH leads $40M grant for climate-smart food production

University of Hawaiʻi  System News // October 4, 2022

Hawaii’s electric vehicle infrastructure plan approved ahead of schedule

KITV // September 27, 2022

New DOE program will offer free bus rides to high school students

KITV // September 12, 2022

Hawaii Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Power Plant

New York Times// September 2, 2022

What the Inflation Reduction Act incentives mean for your wallet

NPR News // August 13, 2022

Hawaii’s ‘clean energy future’ aided by new state laws

Honolulu Star-Advertiser // July 6, 2022

Hawaii sets new emissions target as it pursues goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045

Hawaiʻi News Now // July 6, 2022

Gov. Ige signs bills to move forward clean energy initiative

Hawaiʻi Public Radio // July 6, 2022

Hawaiʻi Energy launches new residential rebates for energy-efficient installations

Maui Now // July 5, 2022

Hit Hard by High Energy Costs, Hawaii Looks to the Sun

New York Times // May 20, 2022

Hawaii bill promotes zero-emission travel between islands

AP News // May 19, 2022

Hawaiian Electric Industries 2022 report said utility reaches nearly 40% renewable energy

Maui Now // April 18, 2022

New federal infrastructure law provides clean energy opportunities for Hawaiʻi

Maui Now // January 24, 2022

Hawaiʻi’s approach to electricity get off fossil fuels

NPR News // January 15, 2022

Hawaiʻi Delegation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)

Oct 31 – Nov 12, 2021

Hawaii’s message at COP26: The world must move beyond zero emissions

Honolulu Civil Beat // November 22, 2021

Governor Ige takes world stage at COP26 Climate Change Conference

KWXX // November 9, 2021

Office of the Governor: Governor Ige takes world stage at COP26 Climate Change Conference in Scotland

EIN Presswire // November 9, 2021

Governor Ige attends COP26 Climate Change Conference

Big Island Video News // November 8, 2021

Gov. Ige joins panel discussion at COP26 Climate Change Conference in Scotland

Maui Now // November 8, 2021

Gov. Ige takes stage at COP26 Climate Change Conference in Scotland

Big Island Gazette // November 8, 2021

At UN climate talks, Ige focuses on efforts to green up transportation infrastructure

Hawaii News Now // November 8, 2021

U.S. Climate Alliance States commit to new high-impact actions to achieve climate goals and go further, faster, together 

US Climate Alliance // November 7, 2021

Governor to lead Hawaiʻi delegation to UN climate change summit in Scotland

Hawaii News Now // November 1, 2021

State delegation attends global climate negotiations

The Garden Island // November 2, 2021

Hawaiʻi Delegation Heads to Scotland for Global Climate Negotiations

DLNR Press Release // November 1, 2021

Further, Faster, Together: U.S. Climate Alliance Unveils COP26 Delegation

US Climate Alliance // October 29, 2021

Tesla’s market value hits $1 trillion after Hertz agrees to buy 100,000 of its cars

NPR // October 25, 2021

Coastal Erosion – no easy, inexpensive, or one-size-fits-all solutions

DLNR Press Release // October 11, 2021

Event on climate action in Hawaiʻi features internationally acclaimed scientist

UH News // September 15, 2021

Hawaiʻi Delegation at the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress (IUCN WCC)

September 3-11, 2021

IUCN WCC Presentations on Nature-Based Solutions

DLNR Press Release // September 9, 2021

Governor Ige joins Hawaiʻi Delegation to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

DLNR Press Release // September 7, 2021

Opportunities for U.S. State Governments and in-Region Partners to Address Ocean Acidification through Management and Policy Frameworks

Coastal Management // August 1, 2021

BTSS and HI Climate Commission announce partnership to organize events around COP26

UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series // August 11, 2021

State Climate Commission issues decision making & investment guidance to address climate change actions

DLNR News Release // July 19, 2021

More EVs could reduce CO2 emissions by 93% in less than 30 years

UH News // July 7, 2021

Hawaii Act 178 (House Bill 243): Relating to Sea-Level RIse Adaptation

Adaptation Clearinghouse // July 2, 2021

Three Clean Transporation Bills Signed into Law Thursday

Big Island Now  // June 24, 2021

To reach state’s 100% clean energy goal, Gov. Ige signs bills to bolster use of electric vehicles

Hawaiʻi News Now // June 24, 2021

G7 states and regions demand greater national action on climate change and finance

The Climate Group // June 11, 2021

Hawaii’s Rental Car Crisis Is Sending More Riders To Biki And TheBus

Honolulu Civil Beat // June 8, 2021

Oʻahu Climate Action Plan Approved by City Council

Big Island Gazette // June 2, 2021

Asian and Pacific Islands are leading the environmental movement

The Climate Group // May 27, 2021

Hawaii to convert light-duty vehicles to electric by 2035

AP News // May 10, 2021

“Win the Future”: Creating economic opportunity, jobs, and a new State-Federal partnership through bold climate action

U.S. Climate Alliance // April 21, 2021

U.S. Governors are building a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable future

U.S. Climate Alliance // April 21, 2021

Hawai‘i Energy Earns National Recognition From US Environmental Protection Agency

Maui Now // April 15, 2021

Sea-level rise drives wastewater leakage to coastal waters

SOEST News // March 11, 2021

Governor David Ige welcomes the US back to the Paris Agreement

U.S. Climate Alliance // February 19, 2021

Aloha+ Challenge 2020 Benchmark Report: Hawaiʻi’s Voluntary Local Review of Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Hawaiʻi Green Growth // January 14, 2021

Along side other states, Hawaiʻi pledges to enforce the Paris Climate Accord, despite the U.S. dropping out

Honolulu Civil Beat // December 23, 2019

2020 Hawaiʻi Climate Conference

UH SOEST Announcement // December 17, 2019

States vow to defend their rights under the Clean Air Act to protect communities from vehicle pollution

U.S. Climate Alliance // September 18, 2019

Civil Beat Post- State: We’re Taking Ambitious Steps to Tackle Climate Change

Honolulu Civil Beat // September 3, 2019

State Climate Commission adopts recommendation for improving disaster recovery preparedness

DLNR/HI Sea Grant News Release // July 30, 2019

United States Climate Alliance Releases the Nation’s Clean Car Promise

U.S. Climate Alliance // July 9, 2019

Oʻahu’s Disappearing Beaches

Honolulu Civil Beat// April 22, 2019

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawai’i shore protection

Washington Post // April 21, 2019

News Coverage of the Hawai’i Climate Conference: HĀ O KE KAI

February 1, 2019

Fighting climate change will cost the state millions

Civil Beat // January 18, 2019

Fight against climate change is ʻAn all-out, all-in war’

Civil Beat // January 14, 2019

Our small state has big ambitions when it comes to climate change

Civil Beat // January 10, 2019


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Hawaiʻi emerges as leader at Poland Climate Action Convention

Big Island Now // December 14, 2018

U.S. States take leadership role in advancing climate action at COP24

Climate Action Reserve, The Climate Registry // November 23, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Hawaiʻi Climate Commission pushes for State Carbon Tax

November 29, 2018

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State Climate Commission adopts statement on ground transportation emissions reduction

DLNR News Release // November 28, 2018

The Fourth National Climate Assessment on Past, Present, and Future Climate Change in the U.S.- Bottom Line? It’s Already a Huge Problem

NCA // November 23, 2018

The U.S. Climate Alliance is in opposition to the notice of proposed rulemaking titled “The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026”

U.S. Climate Alliance // October 26, 2018

Editorial: Policies needed on sea level rise

Star Advertiser // October 8, 2018

Modeling multiple sea level rise stresses reveals up to twice the land at risk compared to strictly passive flooding methods

Scientific Reports // September 14, 2018

The U.S. Climate Alliance Annual Report: Fighting for our Future: Growing our Economies and Protecting our Communities through Climate Leadership

See Hawaiʻi’s Fact Sheet Here

U.S. Climate Alliance // September 14, 2018

State Climate Commission adopts recommendations for countering impacts of sea level rise

DLNR News Release // September 5, 2018

State Climate Commission Leadership applauds Honolulu directive- Mayor directs City & County to address sea level rise impacts

DLNR News Release // June 17, 2018

Sustainability Bill Signing Ceremony

Office of the Governor // June 4, 2018