One of the arguments often used to denegrate solar power is that they don't work when it is cloudy or at night. But a new demonstration project in Hawaii proves this isn't so. Keahole Solar Power has installed an array of Sopogy "Micro-scale
Instant feedback is nice. No sooner do I write a post about Hawaii-based Friendly Aquaponics—praising their work, but noting that their plans for aquaponic systems don't come cheap—that I get an email from
It always appeals to me when I see a business that lists, as one of its goals, to "put ourselves out of business as soon as we can" by spreading its knowledge as freely as generously as possible—especially when
Hoping to reduce fossil fuel dependence in one of the most dependent US states, Hawaii, General Electric Co is now testing out Smart Grid technology in Wailea, a luxury resort community. By timing electronics better
Hawaii is getting serious about protecting one of its most valuable assets--its gorgeous coral reefs. An integral part of its marine habitats as well as a huge draw for the boatloads of tourists who snorkel and
Why stay in a hotel when you can mingle with like-minded travelers in an eco-friendly environment? From city centers to the great outdoors, we pick a dozen of the best places in North America for backpackers to lay their heads in sustainable style.
We've written about generating power through ocean thermal energy conversion on a couple of occasions, and though it's currently just a small niche in the marine power world, the New York Times is highlighting work being done by
A rare Hawaiian vine, Phyllostegia hispida has been added to the endangered species list by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This is the second species added to the list since Barack Obama became president, the first being the reticulated flatwoods
The Hawaiian island of Lehua will soon be ratless or, if you prefer, without rats. It is not a piper, pied or otherwise, that is leading these rats to their demise. Instead, helicopters are the chosen harbingers of doom. Equipped with
Geothermal power developer Ormat Technologies while drilling a well on the Big Island of Hawaii accidentally came across a first for science: The first time magma was found in its natural environment and not being ejected from a
The electric car infrastructure race is on! A short while ago several mayors in the San Francisco Bay Area announced that they would be partnering with Better Place to bring electric vehicle charging stations to the area. Now Hawaii is going to do one
Though Hawaii announced its goal of producing 70% of its total energy needs from renewable sources by 2030 back in January, the program got further support yesterday with the announcement that a "historic
Trust us, we're as surprised as you are: In a bold, uncharacteristic, and long-overdue move, the federal government announced a proposal on Tuesday to add 48 species, found only on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, to the
Recently the state of Hawaii passed a law requiring new buildings to install solar water heater. Now investors have secured the final funding for another green initiative in the island state: Seawater air conditioning.
Given the current price of oil, and the fact that over 90% of its energy is imported from outside the island chain, it's not surprising that Hawaii would want to take action to diversify its energy supply and reduce demand. To that end, with the
Other than the (old) army uniforms, green isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the army or navy. Here are two examples of how the military sometimes tries to do the eco-correct thing, even if the motivation