Vermonter participates in ISO corporate responsibility conference in Brazil

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Carolyn Schmidt of Whiting is participating this month in an international conference on corporate responsibility which will take her to Salvador, Brazil. Schmidt is a member of the staff and board of directors of ECOLOGIA, a nonprofit environmental organization based in Middlebury, and an adjunct professor at Champlain College in Burlington.From March 7-11, she will meet with representatives from around the globe to create the first draft of a social responsibility standard for the ISO (International Organization of Standards).The task is to set a framework for the 21st century for how well treat people and the environment, Schmidt said. Whatever the ISO does, it will probably become the global standard.The conference will address two main categories: social responsibility of business, including the treatment of workers around the world, and environmental responsibility, including pollution and sustainable development.The ISO is accepting the concept that corporations are supported by and dependent on people and the environment, Schmidt said. Its a big step forward. I think its an exciting process to be a part of.Schmidt is the board secretary for ECOLOGIA as well as the US project manager for the organizations Virtual Foundation and project director for International Exchange Programs. She is also a member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, which she describes as a tremendous resource for information.A former high school social studies teacher, Schmidt now teaches sociology and interpersonal communication courses at Champlain College. She anticipates that this international experience will provide additional real-world examples to share with her students. Sociology teaches you a different conceptual framework for assessing a situation–its a way of thinking flexibly, she said. She added that strong communications skills will be important at the conference, where she expects to employ the Vermont approach to finding a common ground. ISO is a consensus-based process, she explained.Drafting the corporate responsibility standard for ISO is expected to take three years. Teams from Sweden and Brazil are taking the lead in the project and significant efforts have been made to involve developing countries, which are home to 80 percent of the worlds population, Schmidt said.# # #last_img read more

Insurance company Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal mines and power plants

first_imgInsurance company Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal mines and power plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Global insurance group Mapfre SA will no longer underwrite construction of coal mines and coal-fired power plants or invest in electric utilities that derive at least 30% of their revenue from coal-produced energy, the company announced during its annual general meeting March 8.One-third of the global reinsurance market has restricted cover for coal projects, according to a December 2018 report from the U.S.-focused arm of the international Unfriend Coal campaign, which has been pushing European insurers away from coal and other fossil fuels.Lucie Pinson, European coordinator for Unfriend Coal, in a news release called the announcement “woefully short of the action necessary to completely phase out coal in Europe by 2030” because it did not mention plans for restricting coal infrastructures, divesting shareholdings or applying the policy to its reinsurance business.Mapfre companies in Spain and Portugal are expected to be carbon-neutral by 2021, when carbon emissions from the insurance company will be reduced by 61%, a Mapfre release said.Mapfre joins Vienna Insurance Group AG, Generali, Munich Re Co., Swiss Reinsurance Co. Ltd., Allianz SE, Zurich Insurance Group AG, Scor SE and Axa in backing away from coal investing.More ($): Global insurer Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal projectslast_img read more

Judge Greer, others honored for professional commitment

first_img Judge Greer, others honored for professional commitment Judge Greer, others honored for professional commitment A number of Florida Bar members were recognized at The Florida Bar’s recent Annual Meeting in Orlando. Among the awards presented were: President’s Award of Merit Presented to Judge George Greer So that he could receive the award in front of his peers, the Judicial Luncheon was the setting for Sixth Circuit Judge George Greer, the trial judge in the Terri Schiavo case, to receive the President’s Award of Merit.“Those who know Judge Greer and practice in front of him believe he is the ideal jurist,” said President Kelly Overstreet Johnson. “He is fair, he is impartial, and his rulings are based on law, not emotions and not politics.“Despite a stellar career, Judge Greer’s knowledge and integrity were monitored and commented upon by the world at large, as he weighed the facts of an extremely difficult case, and applied the law as he saw it. Yet Judge Greer, a hardworking judge committed to the rule of law, to the independence of the judiciary, and to the fundamentals of American democracy, received as a result of his efforts hate mail and death threats resulting in 24-hour security, had to move out of his home, and was asked to leave his church, all in the course of doing his job.“For his longstanding dedication to our system of justice, for his work in the Terri Schiavo case, and for the personal hardships he has suffered as a result, it is my great honor to present Judge George Greer with the President’s Award of Merit.”Participants at the Judicial Luncheon responded with a rousing standing ovation.In accepting the award, Judge Greer said: “When you honor me today, you really honor the entire judiciary.” President’s Award of Merit Presented to Jerry Beer Beer was described by Johnson as an outstanding tax lawyer, wonderful husband and father, friend, and dedicated Board of Governors member who toiled to come up with a workable change to the methodology for section subsidies by the Bar.“This was a very difficult and time-consuming job, requiring input and suggestions from many people,” Johnson said. “Jerry spent hundreds of hours analyzing and comparing different ways of computing how the subsidies could work. Jerry did a great job and ultimately the board accepted Jerry’s recommendations in a fashion that most of those involved thought was fair.”Beer’s award recognized his “leadership during eight years of service on the Board of Governors, including two terms as chair of the Budget Committee, and service on the Executive Committee, and for your wise counsel, loyalty, and friendship.” President’s Award of Merit Presented to Manny Morales President Johnson witnessed Morales’ perspectives, leadership abilities, and extraordinary sense of humor as a member of the Bar Board of Governors.“He needed all of those skills when he agreed to chair the 2004 Advertising Task Force,” she said, adding that she purposely appointed a committee with many diverse points of view on advertising—“from those who thought advertising should be banned to those who thought there should be no restrictions whatsoever.”The award was presented to Manuel Morales for “your extraordinary service and outstanding leadership in the study of lawyer advertising rules and suggested changes thereto. Your efforts have strengthened protection of the citizens of Florida while balancing the rights afforded commercial speech. Your absolute and unwavering dedication to The Florida Bar, and to the lawyers and citizens of our state, deserves our highest commendation and sincere gratitude.” G. Kirk Haas Award Presented to Ray Abadin “Ray has worked extremely hard the last several years to improve communications and cooperation between the Cuban American Bar Association and The Florida Bar,” President Johnson said.“He is immediate past president of CABA, and was instrumental in helping me reach out to minorities and get them involved in The Florida Bar. Ray also chaired this year’s very successful diversity symposium, which brought together representatives of minority and specialty bars from across the state to learn about diversity in legal employment and to dialogue with Bar leadership about inclusion issues.”Abadin is the current chair of CABA’s foundation, which administers endowed scholarships at three law schools, as well as raises money to create additional scholarship funds for minority law students. The Government Law Section Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award Presented to Jack Shreve In the nomination for this award, Jack Shreve was described as “one of the finest public servants that Florida has ever known and among the state’s most outstanding lawyers for the past quarter-century.”Shreve, who currently serves as senior general counsel for consumer affairs in the Office of the Attorney General, was awarded the Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Award, which recognizes extraordinary and exemplary contributions by practicing government lawyers.Following law school, Shreve was a prosecutor in Brevard County and a city attorney for Cocoa Beach before being elected to the House of Representatives, where he served with distinction for two terms from 1970-74. He then joined the Florida Department of State as public counsel, where for 25 years he advocated for Floridians in utility-related matters. After his retirement in 2003, Attorney General Charlie Crist asked him to become an advisor on consumer affairs issues. LOU FROST, who retired last year after serving for 36 years as the Fourth Circuit Public Defender, received the Criminal Law Section’s Selig Goldin Award during the Bar’s Annual Meeting from section Chair Paul Zacks. Frost has worked in the public defender’s office since the 1963 Gideon decision, and was appointed as the Fourth Circuit public defender by Gov. Claude Kirk in 1968. He was never opposed in 10 runs for reelection. Frost helped set up public defender offices around the country, has been active in the Criminal Law Section, and has seen alumni from his office go on to 20 circuit and county judgeships, two federal district judgeships, and one seat on the Florida Supreme Court.center_img July 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Long Island Film & Food Fest Cooks Up Cinematic Delights In Huntington

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Come ready to learn—and eat.The fourth annual Long Island Food & Film Fest will be held this weekend at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. For fans of films and savory foods, this is the best of both worlds.Here’s how it works: Attendees will get to sit down and watch films and can enjoy food featured in the respective films. We’ve all heard of pairing cheese with wine, well this is a bit different. For example, a viewing of the film Deeply Rooted will include a serving of LI cheese pumpkin soup. The showing of Home Flavored will feature mouth-watering black bean tamales with rice. And so on. Cinema Arts Centre calls it an “enchanted evening, highlighting our local food, the people who produce it, and the difference it can make.” Indeed, it gives a different meaning to food for thought. While enjoying local delectable delights, those taking part in the annual Long Island Food & Film Fest will hear from various speakers. The festival is co-sponsored by Slow Food North Shore, which reaches out to farmers and artisans and provides educational services to schools, teaching children about the origin of specific foods, nutrition, and compositing.Now we’re hungry.Long Island Food & Film Fest will be held at Cinema Arts Centre, at 423 Park Ave. in Huntington on Sunday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. $60 members, $70 public. For tickets and more information, visit cinemaartscentre.orglast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Nadiem says school reopening ‘bold’ but necessary amid ‘education crisis’

first_imgTopics : After previously giving the green light for schools in COVID-19 green zones, or low-risk areas, to reopen in mid-July, the government expanded its school reopening policy to schools in yellow zones, or moderate-risk areas, on Friday.The move sparked criticism from teachers and pediatricians, who called for schools to stay focused on distance learning as they feared that sending children back to school could put them at risk of contracting the coronavirus.Nadiem, however, said that conventional face-to-face learning was, in many cases, the only available option amid socioeconomic discrepancies among teachers and students across the archipelago.He went on to say that, for instance, 88 percent of the country’s least developed regions were considered green and yellow zones, and that they had no option but to reopen schools due to their limited access to decent internet connections and digital communication software. Read also: Decision to reopen more schools draws ire from teachers“There’s always an element of increased risk in doing this, but when we have 50 percent of our population struggling immensely for reasons that are not their fault, […] the gap between them and the more well-to-do parts of the economy could become permanently unbridgeable,” Nadiem said.He called on the public to view the current situation not only as a health or economic crisis, but also as an education crisis that could have lasting repercussions for the future of Indonesian youth.“This is something we need to balance in our considerations and policies, while maintaining as strict a health protocol as possible,” he added.In response to concerns over the health and safety of students returning to schools amid the pandemic, Nadiem said the government had issued an official guideline mandating – among other things – a limit on the number of students allowed to attend classes on a given day and the temporary closure of all extracurricular, nonessential activities.Furthermore, the decision to reopen schools ultimately falls on the parents themselves, he asserted.Official data shows that 57 percent of Indonesian students currently live in red and orange zones, while the remaining 43 percent are in green and yellow zones across 276 cities and regencies.The Federation of Indonesian Teachers Associations (FSGI) previously said that reopening more schools risked creating new infection clusters. The group has received reports of at least 180 teachers and students from across the nation who have tested positive for the virus.center_img Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has fended off criticism over the government’s decision to allow the reopening of more schools amid the pandemic, defending the policy as a difficult but necessary trade-off to maintain students’ spirit of learning in a time of crisis. “You can consider [the decision] bold in some aspects, but on the other hand, you can also see that we’re a little late,” Nadiem said on Wednesday during the webinar “Educating the Nation”, which is part of The Jakarta Post’s webinar series “Jakpost Up Close”.“We are the second-last to reopen schools out of the 11 countries in Southeast Asia.”last_img read more

How this year’s postseason defense stacks up against last season’s

first_img Published on November 29, 2015 at 10:36 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Ian McIntyre says comparing last year’s run to the Sweet 16 and this year’s is dangerous. The defense that the Syracuse head coach put on the field in 2014 sported Tyler Hilliard, Jordan Murrell, Skylar Thomas and Alex Bono.Thomas and Bono, a Hermann Trophy finalist, were both first-round picks in the MLS Draft and Murrell was a third-round pick.This year, three freshmen and a junior that played just eight matches last year have helped SU to the same round of the NCAA tournament. First-year defenders Miles Robinson and Kamal Miller and rookie goalie Hendrik Hilpert, along with Louis Cross, have anchored a unit once searching for replacements.In this postseason, Syracuse has given up just two goals in five games, while last year the Orange allowed five goals in four games. Not only has the 2015 back four improved over last year’s, it bested its regular-season numbers of allowing only 19 goals in 17 games.Syracuse (14-5-3, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) has shut out three opponents in the ACC and NCAA tournaments, only one less than it had in 17 regular-season games. Seattle (18-3-1, 9-1 Western Athletic) averages 2.18 goals per game and is ranked 10th in the NCAA in that category. The mark is also third-best among all of Syracuse’s opponents throughout the season. Against the Redhawks, SU will need the defense that has shown up this postseason to rear its head one more time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Starting with two guys that were new in the back and Louis,” midfielder Liam Callahan said, “you just have to get them acclimated to the game, and I thought they did that pretty well.”Not only has Syracuse’s defensive improvement come at the right time, it’s also come against its best competition. The Orange shut down then-No. 5 North Carolina, then-No. 9 Notre Dame and then-No. 2 Clemson, the third-highest scoring team in the NCAA.Coming into the regular season, Hilpert’s only game action with his teammates was against Georgetown in the preseason. He hurt his quad muscle and missed the first nine games of the year while Austin Aviza played in net for SU.“Yeah, I played 45 minutes in preaseason,” Hilpert said. “It was the first time for a longer period that I’ve played with a back three instead of a back four.”Several players cited the increased experience as why the team has been able to pick up its play. Hilpert said that little things like dropping the ball back to him, an action that requires trust, have become more natural with time.The defensive improvement has shown on the stat sheet, but Callahan said the team has improved on set pieces, specifically free kicks and corner kicks.Last season, set-piece defending doomed Syracuse in the postseason. Georgetown midfielder Keegan Rosenberry scored on a back-post header off a corner to even the match at one and send the Sweet-16 game into overtime. Then Jared Rist headed in a corner from the front post in sudden-death overtime to win the game for the Hoyas.But this season, the last time a team has scored on Syracuse on a free kick or corner kick was when SU played Hartford nearly a month ago. If SU can hold that trend against Seattle, it can again do something last year’s SU team and no other squad in the program’s history has done — advance past the Sweet 16.“Our younger guys getting a little more seasoned,” McIntyre said. “… It’s also a willingness and a commitment to defending, not just individually but collectively.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wellington Chamber announces Christmas Lighting Contest winners

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2012 Outdoor Christmas Lighting Contest. Wheat Capital Manor won the first place “business category” and David and Jami Kuchar at 1612 N. Day were the residential category winners.The full list is as follows:Business CategoryFIRST PLACE- Wheat Capital Manor- 400 S. C. St.SECOND PLACE- Family Hair Parlor – 215 S. Washington.THIRD PLACE- Mission Thrift Shop – 303 N. Washington.Other participants: The Dore - 114 N. WashingtonMichelle’s Encore Dance Studio - 205 S. WashingtonSlate Creek Books - 106 N. WashingtonWellington Food Bank - 305 S. WashingtonSterling House –  500 N. PlumResidential categoryFIRST PLACE- David and Jami Kuchar – 1612 N. DaySECOND PLACE- Jessie Cornejo – 321 E. 3rd St.THIRD PLACE- Bill and Gloria Walker –  524 E. Lincoln.Other participants: 1502 W. Orchard823 S. Washington1411 Erie Court620 Delrose St915 N. A. St.811 S. Washington929 N. Blaine1504 N. Poplar Posted in: Featured Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments last_img read more

Intercity Transit Recognized for Environmental Leadership, Gets Prestigious ISO 14001 Certification

first_imgSubmitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit, the public transportation agency for Thurston County, recently received ISO 14001 certification for its significant environmental and sustainability efforts. It is one of only nine U.S. transit systems to earn this prestigious certification, achieving a high international standard of environmental management and resource conservation.The International Standards Organization (ISO) provides practical tools for addressing operational and business challenges. The ISO 14001:2004 standards, in particular,outline a framework for an effective environmental management system. ISO 14001 certification provides an assurance that an organization’s management, employees and business vendors are meeting a high threshold of environmentally sound practices.“Intercity Transit’s sustainability efforts extend to every area of the agency and are embraced by its employees and leadership alike,” said Intercity Transit General Manager Ann Freeman-Manzanares.“Our work is about making the community a better place to live by providing a diversity of quality transportation services, implementing innovative programs, developing successful partnerships, and acting as a good public steward of the environment we all share.”Although recognized as an early leader in sustainability, Intercity Transit began its formal work to develop an Environmental & Sustainability Management System following its selection by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration in 2010 to participate in the FTA-sponsored national EMS training program. Coordinated by Virginia Technical University’s EMS Institute, the program provided a two-year, in-depth training to a handful of Intercity Transit managers to create systems, evaluation metrics and process improvement tools that support the agency’s overall sustainability commitment.In recent years, Intercity Transit’s sustainability efforts have:Cut total waste to landfill 10 percent;Cut water use 6 percent;Reduced electricity use 20 percent;Reduced natural gas use 24 percent; andReduced greenhouse gas emissions 13 percent.In addition to being good environmental stewards, Intercity Transit believes its environmental and sustainable practices also benefit the organization’s bottom line. Since 2011 Intercity Transit has increased its bus fleet fuel economy through implementing no-idling policies, practicing fuel efficient driving techniques, and adding more hybrid coaches to its fleet when replacing its oldest vehicles. The agency estimates it saves approximately $186,000 each year by not using the equivalent of 62,000 gallons of diesel. And that number will grow as more hybrid coaches are put into service.In addition to the agency’s Environmental & Sustainability Management System (ESMS), Intercity Transit has an active employee-driven sustainability committee and a sustainability program called Moving Green. This is all supported by its policy board, the Intercity Transit Authority, and an engaged Citizen Advisory Committee.Intercity Transit is the smallest of the nine transit systems to earn the ISO 14001 certification. The other agencies to have received 14001 certification for environmental management are Sound Transit (WA), LA Metro Transit District and Foothill Transit (CA), Utah Transit Authority (UT), Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (IL), SunTran (AZ), New York Metro Transit Authority (NY), and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (PA).Following the ISO certification this spring, Intercity Transit also received a top honor from the Thurston Chamber of Commerce Green Business Program (April 2014). The award recognizes efforts in waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency, green purchasing, pollution prevention, and transportation.Other Intercity Transit accomplishments include receiving the nation’s first gold-level rating for its sustainability commitment from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2012, based on its efficient management of natural resources including energy, air pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and water. APTA awards the designation to public- and private-sector organizations that make significant advances in preserving the environment, reducing waste, modeling social responsibility and helping bolster economic vitality in the regions they serve.Intercity Transit also received the nation’s top honor as the best mid-size transit system by APTA (2009), a Bicycle Friendly Business designation by the League of American Bicyclists (2013), and Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association for its park & ride facility built atop an old landfill (2013). The agency was among the first in the country to fuel its fleet with cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel (2001) and the first system in the South Puget Sound region to operate hybrid diesel-electric buses (2010). A full one-third of the Intercity Transit coach fleet will operate with hybrid diesel-electric technology beginning this summer with the arrival of ten additional hybrid buses.More information about Intercity Transit’s sustainability program, visit http://www.intercitytransit.com/about/sustainability/Pages/default.aspx or email the agency’s sustainability coordinator at [email protected] Facebook12Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Did Indians See Jurassic Beasts?

first_imgDid Indians have familiarity with Jurassic monsters, or were they good paleontologists, skilled at reconstructions?  In the “Random Samples” page of news tidbits in the journal Science March 30,1 the story is told and the interpretation given:Some fossils are rare, but this one recently unearthed in eastern Oregon may be positively mythic.  In life, the 2-meter-long Jurassic seagoing crocodile (above), discovered by members of the North American Research Group, sported scales, needlelike teeth, and a fishtail.  Some paleontologists, including Stanford University researcher Adrienne Mayor, think similar fossils may have inspired Native American representations of water monsters.  Mayor notes the croc’s “remarkable” resemblance, for example, to a 19th century Kiowa artist’s drawing (inset) of a legendary water serpent.No evidence was supplied whether Native Americans were even familiar with fossils, let alone whether they ever made reconstructions based on them.1Random Samples, “Oregon Sea Monster,” Science, Volume 315, Number 5820, Issue of 30 March 2007.Unless such fossils were articulated and completely exposed, it’s hard to imagine early hunter-gatherers reconstructing entire animals from fossils as well as this story claims.  Why is the more straightforward explanation, that some of them actually saw this beast and imitated it, not even considered?  The obvious reason is that there is no way in the evolutionary timetable humans and Jurassic crocs could have co-existed.    Not enough information is supplied in this short article to explain if the Kiowa drawing was an imitation of earlier legendary monsters that his ancestors might have seen.  It’s also not clear whether a 19th century Indian might have seen scientific reconstructions of prehistoric monsters that influenced his work.  Not too much should be inferred, therefore, from this brief article.  The biased interpretation of the scientist is the interesting thing to note: he immediately jumps to a conclusion based on his assumption that the two were millions of years apart.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Which Heating Fuel is Cheaper, Electricity or Natural Gas?

first_imgMost green builders want to choose an environmentally responsible heating fuel, which is why an increasing number of green homes are all-electric. To prevent catastrophic climate change, we need to make a rapid transition away from the burning of fossil fuels (including natural gas, propane, and oil) toward the use of renewable energy (for example, electricity generated by photovoltaic arrays or wind turbines).That said, many builders and homeowners have been using natural gas for heating for many years. Before they make the switch to electricity, they often ask an important question: Which heating fuel is cheaper, natural gas or electricity?In most U.S. states, the answer is natural gas — but there are exceptions. As with most energy-related questions, the accurate answer is, “It depends.”Natural gas is cheap in Alaska, where residential customers pay only $4.68 per 1,000 cubic feet. On the other hand, natural gas is expensive in Florida, where residential customers pay $16.77 per 1,000 cubic feet.Electricity is cheap in Louisiana and Washington, where residential customers pay only 9.7 cents per kWh. On the other hand, electricity is expensive in Connecticut, where residential customers pay 20.3 cents per kWh — more than twice as much as homeowners in Louisiana.When it comes to energy costs, Hawaii is an outlier. All forms of energy are expensive in Hawaii:  natural gas costs residential customers $25.83 per 1,000 cubic feet, while residential electricity costs 29.5 cents per kWh. Fortunately, most Hawaiian residents don’t have to worry about heating fuel costs.If you want to know which heating fuel is cheaper in your area, you have to do the math.Step one: Determine your local fuel prices. You can either look up these prices on your utility bills, call up your local utility, or use the statewide averages shown in the table below.Once you know your fuel… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more