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Community Discussion on Electric Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models November 13-16, 2018

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON ELECTRIC UTILITY OWNERSHIP AND REGULATORY MODELS   Under the direction of the Hawaii State Legislature, the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is undertaking a study on the future of electric utility ownership and regulatory models in Hawaii. HSEO has contracted with Boston-based London […]

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Hawai`i State Supreme Court Affirms BLNR Decision – CDUP Approved for Construction of TMT

The Hawai`i State Supreme Court issued an opinion by majority decision on Tuesday, October 30th 2018 to affirm the Board of Land & Natural Resource’s decision to issue a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) for construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea.

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East Hawaii Community Briefings Federal Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant Thursday, September 27, 2018

East Hawaii Community Briefings Federal Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant Thursday, September 27, 2018 Kayla Rosenfeld, Statewide Rapid Response Coordinator, will brief the Volcano, Pahoa and Hilo communities on opportunities through FREE employment relief through a US Department of Labor (USDOL) Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG). This program offers workforce funding to qualified Hawaii Island businesses […]

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DECISION 2018 HIEDB joins other Hawaii Island Organizations to present education forum on Constitutional Amendment

DECISION 2018 As discussed at our members’ meeting on August 3rd, an important decision will be made by voters this November that, if passed, will amend Hawai‘i State’s Constitution.  The ballot question reads, “Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support […]

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HIEDB Membership and Installation Meeting and Luncheon – Friday, August 3rd 2018

HIEDB Membership and Installation Meeting and Luncheon Friday, August 3rd 2018 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. `Imiloa Astronomy Center Call 935-2180 for more information and registration KEYNOTE SPEAKER Herbert Thweatt U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration  EDA’s Role in Disaster Recovery  and Supplemental Funding Opportunities    

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Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Meetings Announced

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be holding its first round of statewide public informational meetings to discuss and solicit comments on the Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Fiscal Year 2019-2022 (+2). Participation is encouraged as comments received will help to guide the finalization of the STIP. The meetings are […]

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Public Meetings re: Hawaii Environmental Rule Changes

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HIEDB is a proud community partner of VERGE Hawaii 2018 – Discounted Registration for Members and Affiliates

HIEDB is a proud community partner of VERGE Hawaii 2018.  Our members and affiliates receive a 10% discount on registration (code: VH18HIEDB)   VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit (June 12-14 in Honolulu, HI) is the platform for the systems-level thinking necessary to build the clean economy. Join more than 800 stakeholders — from […]

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Community Discussion on Electric Utility Ownership Models (Oct 9th and 10th)

The Hawaii legislature has directed the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) to undertake a study on the future of utility ownership models on each island in Hawaii.  As a part of this study, London Economics International and Meister Consultants Group will be holding community meetings for residents to share their thoughts on […]

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Free Workshops – “Your Voice” in Hawai`i State Legislative Process

Free Workshops on Hawaii Island Make Your Voice Heard   Discover the Public’s Power in the State Legislative Process Learn how you can participate in one of the following free “Your Voice” workshops.   Kailua-Kona West Hawaii Civic Center-Community Hale Monday, September 11, 2017 6:00-7:00 pm   Waimea Thelma Parker Memorial Library Tuesday, September 12, […]

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