Saturday, October 18, 2008

Energy Shoe Seems Ready To Fall, but What Is It?

Oct. 20 Update:  Governor Lingle's website has this blurb about the intent of today's press conference:

"Today, Governor Lingle and officials from Hawaiian Electric Company will announce another milestone in the state's collaborative efforts to increase Hawaii's energy independence by having 70 percent of Hawaii's energy come from clean, renewable sources by 2030."

You'll be able to watch the conference "live" at the Governor's website at 2 p.m. HST (8 p.m. EDT, 12 Midnight UTC/GMT).

Weekends generally are news-less around here, but this weekend is full of anticipation about an energy-related announcement that’s rumored ready for delivery Monday in the Hawaii State Capitol.

We’ve been predicting major renewable energy developments here based on key individuals’ travel schedules and comments, such as this one, in recent months, but we don’t know what Monday’s announcement will be – just that it’s significant.

We’ll attend Monday afternoon's event and post to this site as quickly as possible – presumably before 4 p.m. HST. Come back to see what the fuss is all about.

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