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Hawaii - Governor David Ige - 100 Percent Renewable Energy - We Can Make A Difference

  1. 1. I strongly support initiatives that bring us closer to reaching our sustainable energy goals Governor David Y. Ige April 11, 2018 HAWAII COMMITS TO SWITCHING TO B20 BIODIESEL By Jim Lane. BiofuelsDigest. March 18, 2015, accessed April 12, 2018 http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2015/03/18/hawaii-commits-to-using-b20-biodiesel/ In Hawaii, Hawaii State Department of Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami said, “We are committed to convert all of our diesel fuel equipment and vehicles to B20. This fuel is a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel. We support initiatives to buy local and promote the use of clean energy fuels.” At the same time, Hawaii Governor David Ige and Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui proclaimed March 18, 2015 as Pacifc Biodiesel Day to perpetuate and honor the legacy of the inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolph Diesel, as well as the contributions of a local company, Pacifc Biodiesel. Recognizing the signifcance of the occasion, the Governor and State Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami visited the biodiesel refnery on Hawaii Island on March 17. Even in a 20% blend, as used by the City & County of Honolulu for well over a decade, there are signifcant benefts, according to the National Biodiesel Board. The NBB states that the 20% blend, or B20, provides superior lubrication, equal performance and is biodegradable at twice the rate of #2 petroleum diesel, and can even extend the life of diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used pure or blended at any percentage with petroleum diesel. During Governor Ige's site visit to the newest and most advanced Pacifc Biodiesel refnery in Kea`au, Hawaii, he emphasized the state's serious commitment to food security and energy sustainability. The Governor commended Pacifc Biodiesel for being a global pioneer in the feld of biofuels and for the company president Robert King's vision to position Hawaii to become an energy independent and self-sustainable state. Governor Ige issued a proclamation declaring March 18, 2015 as Pacifc Biodiesel Day in Hawaii.
  2. 2. The crew of Big Island Biodiesel celebrated with the dignitaries, including Wes Yonamine of the Airports Division, who expressed support for the community- based model of parent company Pacifc Biodiesel Technologies. It was a frst visit to such a facility for Governor Ige and Director Fuchigami, underscoring the Governor's Energy Plan and commitment to renewable energy for transportation in Hawaii. HAWAII GOV DAVID IGE SIGNS STATE BIODIESEL TAX CREDIT By Joanna Schroeder. ENERGY.AGWIRED.COM July 19, 2016, accessed April 12, 2018 http://energy.agwired.com/2016/07/19/hawaii-gov-david-ige-signs-state-biodiesel-tax-credit/ Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed the state’s Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit into law. The bill is another mechanism the state is using to reach its goal of generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2045. Hawaii has the highest energy costs across America’s 50 states. Pacifc Biodiesel Technologies President Robert King attended the formal signing, another positive step in the use and promotion of biodiesel in the state. Also this month the city of Maui eliminated its 9 cents per gallon biodiesel tax. Hawaii State Act 202 is a nonrefundable tax credit for the production of renewable fuels, including biodiesel, which will take efect in 2017 for fve years. The annual dollar amount of the tax credit is equal to 20 cents per 76,000 Btu of renewable fuel (the equivalent of one gallon of ethanol). The tax credit is capped at $3 million per year. This news comes on the heels of improved biodiesel tax credits in the state of Iowa and as the industry fghts for the extension of the federal $1 per gallon biodiesel credit to three years and for domestic producers only. “This is an excellent incentive because it will encourage investors to fund renewable fuel production facilities in Hawaii, creating jobs and energy security while fghting climate change and reducing environmental damage,” said King. “We've been diligently working for the past six years to help pass this legislation.”
  3. 3. POWER PLANT IN HAWAII TO RUN PARTLY ON BIOFUEL The new electric power plant will be run on 50 percent biofuel and 50 percent fossil fuel in a step toward the state's goal of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. By Kathryn Mykleseth. FutureStructure. Published in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 25, 2016 Accessed April 12, 2018 http://www.govtech.com/fs/Power-Plant-in-Hawaii-to-Run-Partly-on-Biofuel.html Federal and state ofcials gathered to applaud the groundbreaking of an electric power generation plant at Schofeld Barracks on Monday that will be run on 50 percent biofuel and 50 percent fossil fuel. The 50-megawatt plant has to get at least 50 percent of its fuel supply from biofuel to satisfy federal requirements. “This mixed-fuel facility is a small step in the right direction towards Hawaii's renewable energy goals, and for that Hawaiian Electric and the U.S. Army should be applauded,” said Marti Townsend, director of Sierra Club Hawaii. “But the reality is Hawaiian Electric needs to do signifcantly more right now. ... This is good news, but in the context of what we really need, this announcement is defnitely short of amazing.” Townsend said Hawaii needs to avoid being subjected to “a future of volatile fossil fuel prices and climate disruption.” Gov. David Ige, who attended the groundbreaking, said the new plant is a move in the right direction. “The fact that the plant is 50 percent biofuel means that the plant is using 50 percent less in fossil fuels,” Ige said. “That is a positive step toward our goal of achieving 100 renewable energy by 2045.” Ige said Hawaii does not produce enough biofuel for the plant to run only on the resource.
  4. 4. “We need to build the capacity for a biofuel industry in Hawaii so that plants like Schofeld’s can run on 100 percent biofuel,” he said. Ige said the state may be closer to producing larger quantities of biofuels than originally planned due to companies like TerViva, which grows biofuel crops on 300 acres on the North Shore of Oahu, and Hawaiian Commercial &Sugar Co. on Maui committing to use some of its land to grow biofuel crops. Hawaiian Electric Co., the state's largest utility, said it expects the plant to be up and running by spring 2018. HECO will develop and operate the plant on an 8.13-acre lot it rents from the Army. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, said Oahu needed the plant as it works to bring more renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, onto the grid. “The island couldn't put more renewables up until this was built,” Hammack said. “That is one of the challenges; the island of Oahu needs fast-start base load generation so you can put up more renewable intermittent resources. ... We have about 25 megawatts (of solar power) on the houses on base, and one of the things that we talked to Hawaiian Electric about is if you get too many renewables and not enough fast-start generation, the grid can go unstable.” Wind and solar energy resources are considered intermittent because changes in weather can cause dramatic fuctuations of generation at the facilities. The Schofeld plant's generators will be capable of quickly starting up, shutting down or changing their output in response to sudden changes in solar and wind energy resources, which provide varying levels of energy depending on weather, time of day, cloud cover and other factors. Christine Harada, federal chief sustainability ofcer for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said the Schofeld facility helps get the federal government closer to its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 levels by 40 percent before 2025. The goal — which includes 360,000 buildings and 650,000 feet vehicles — was outlined in President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13693.
  5. 5. “This project is a very shining example of the federal government not just paying some lip service, but really walking the talk and taking the lead on sustainable and environmental action,” Harada said. The quick-starting facility will be built 8 miles from the ocean, making it less susceptible to damage from tsunamis than facilities closer to the water. Alan Oshima, president and CEO at HECO, said the plant will better prepare the island for emergencies. “When this is built, its signifcance is beyond just the renewables,” Oshima said. “It is the frst plant on high ground in Hawaii. With the sea level rise that we are all contemplating, the days of the past where we relied on ocean cooling power plants — we really have to rethink that. ... This will really give us the ability to cope in a much better way than we are presently able to.” In the event of an emergency, the Schofeld plant will be able to isolate itself to Army bases in order to provide reliable power to the Army’s facilities in Central Oahu. “In exchange for the land, the Army has the right to island this micro-grid to provide for itself,” Oshima said. Oshima said when the Army disconnects its grid, it can also provide reliable electricity for neighboring communities and facilities such as Wahiawa General Hospital. A&B PARTNERS WITH CALIFORNIA-BASED COMPANY TO GROW ENERGY CROP ON FORMER MAUI SUGAR LAND By HJ Mai – Web Editor/Energy Reporter, Pacifc Business News. June 21, 2017, accessed April 12, 2018 https://www.bizjournals.com/pacifc/news/2017/06/21/a-b-partners-with-california-based-company-to-grow.html Alexander & Baldwin Inc. has entered into a partnership with California-based TerViva to cultivate pongamia on 250 acres of former sugar plantation lands in Central Maui.
  6. 6. The test project, which was announced on Wednesday, intends to confrm pongamia's agronomic suitability, while also determining production costs and yields at commercial scales. A&B said that initial planting is expected to start later this summer. The project could be expanded to 2,000 acres or more. “Our partnership with TerViva shows continued progress in our frst phase of diversifed agriculture projects,” said A&B President & CEO Chris Benjamin said in a statement. “We believe pongamia can help diversify agriculture production on Maui while also potentially addressing our community's need for renewable fuels. “Our former sugar lands provide a great opportunity to grow more energy crops locally as they are ideally suited for large scale cultivation and mechanical harvesting.” In addition to the partnership with TerViva, A&B said that is looking at other potential projects for the former 36,000-acre sugar plantation, including further energy crops, food crops, support for the local cattle industry, and the development of an agriculture park. GOVERNOR DAVID IGE FACEBOOK April 9, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/pg/GovernorDavidIge/posts/?ref=page_internal 100% renewable energy is in our grasp. Proud to have signed Act 97 in 2015, mandating that the state's electric utilities use renewable resources to generate 100 percent of the electricity by 2045. Making the transition to renewable, indigenous resources for power generation will allow us to keep more of that money at home, thereby improving our economy, environment and energy security. Mahalo to Henk Brouwer Rogers and Blue Planet Foundation for your support and vision to catapult Hawai'i to lead in this sector. BLUE PLANET FOUNDATION https://blueplanetfoundation.org/ Were a community organization that's changing the conversation about clean energy. By creating sustainable models in Hawaii, we're fueling the global TRANSFORMATION FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS. [Emphasis Supplied]
  7. 7. PACIFIC BIODIESEL RECEIVES PLATINUM CERTIFIED CLEAN FLEET AWARD By Ron Kotrba. Biodiesel Magazine September 09, 2015, accessed April 12, 2018 http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/articles/517384/pacifc-biodiesel-receives-platinum-certifed-clean-feet-award PACIFIC BIODIESEL Logistics, the grease collection division of Hawaii-based biodiesel technology frm Pacifc Biodiesel, has received the Platinum Certifed Clean Fleet award from Blue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities as part of the new Hawaii Clean Fleets certifcation program. The platinum certifcation is the program’s most prestigious level, reserved for public or commercial feets that exclusively use renewable fuels or electricity for all vehicles in their feets. Only one other organization—EXTENDED HORIZONS INC.—received the same platinum award. Three additional organizations—HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT CO., the HONOLULU BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY and DEPENDABLE HAWAIIAN EXPRESS—received Certifed Clean Fleet awards, which recognizes organizations that are making signifcant progress in clean transportation by incorporating renewable fuels and fuel efciency strategies into their vehicle feets. These organizations are stepping up to the plate as leaders in Hawaii, helping the state’s economy by reducing petroleum imports while minimizing their environmental footprint. The Clean Fleets Program gives us an opportunity to recognize their tremendous eforts and to demonstrate to others what is possible. Shem Lawlor, Clean Transportation Director, Blue Planet Foundation [Emphasis Supplied] Modeled after the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certifcation program, the Hawaii Clean Fleets program recognizes businesses, organizations, and government agencies who are making progress on renewable fuels, conservation and fuel-efciency measures in their vehicle feets and transportation operations.
  8. 8. Using renewable fuels and fuel efciency measures can help reduce Hawaii's dependence on imported fossil fuels. Alternative fuels and efcient driving practices contribute to a more sustainable future for Hawaii's transportation industry—we're moving the state towards a 100 percent clean-energy economy. Shem Lawlor, Clean Transportation Director, Blue Planet Foundation [Emphasis Supplied] LIKE THE HAWAIIAN VOYAGING CANOE WE ARE ONE CANOE, ONE ISLAND, ONE PLANET OUR PLANET IS AT A CROSSROADS, AND TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR ISLAND EARTH WE HAVE A KULEANA, A RESPONSIBILITY TO MĀLAMA, TO STEWARD OUR NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES GOVERNOR DAVID IGE — STATE OF HAWAII Herb Kane — A Story of Heroes Courtesy Hōkūléa Polynesian Voyaging Society

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