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For Tuesday, December 11, 2012


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 11, 2012

~~<p><strong>Hawaii's energy outlook is all over the place </strong></p>
<p>Slowly but inexorably, Hawaii's energy infrastructure is evolving to a point unheard of just a few years ago. Giant windmills have popped up on Oahu's North Shore, with the promise of more to come. HawaiiGAS wants to import large quantities of the latest trend, cheap natural gas from hydraulic fracturing. Solar energy tax credits have proven so lucrative to companies &mdash; and so costly to government &mdash; that the Abercrombie administration is trimming them back. Geothermal energy on the Big Island is expanding. And now Tesoro plans to close its Kapolei oil refinery, which would be replaced by a terminal for refined energy products.</p>
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Hawaii's energy outlook is all over the place

Slowly but inexorably, Hawaii's energy infrastructure is evolving to a point unheard of just a few years ago. Giant windmills have popped up on Oahu's North Shore, with the promise of more to come. HawaiiGAS wants to import large quantities of the latest trend, cheap natural gas from hydraulic fracturing. Solar energy tax credits have proven so lucrative to companies — and so costly to government — that the Abercrombie administration is trimming them back. Geothermal energy on the Big Island is expanding. And now Tesoro plans to close its Kapolei oil refinery, which would be replaced by a terminal for refined energy products. Login for more...



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