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Blue Planet Foundation to host 'Electric Island Drive'

on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:45.

Hundreds of electric vehicles will take to Honolulu’s streets to kick off National Drive Electric Week

August 17, 2016
Contact: Shem Lawlor, 808-954-6143

HONOLULUBlue Planet Foundation will host the “Electric Island Drive” at noon on Saturday, September 10, 2016, to kick off National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to highlight the benefits of electric transportation. Hundreds of electric vehicle owners are expected to participate in the drive through Honolulu.

Blue Planet Foundation Proposing Electric Vehicle Carsharing Pilot

on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 17:04.

Project would offer new clean transportation option and increase number of charging stations

August 9, 2016
Contact: Shem Lawlor, 808-954-6143

HONOLULUBlue Planet Foundation is working closely with a major carsharing provider and a number of local partners to develop an electric vehicle (EV) carsharing pilot project for residential and commercial properties on Oahu. The nonprofit organization is seeking over $3 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Energy to support the project, which will aim to deploy 60-70 EV carsharing vehicles and an equal number of charging stations across 15-20 properties in Honolulu. Each charging station would include two charging ports, one for the carshare vehicles and the other for common area charging.

Blue Planet Foundation to Host First Annual Blue Tie Bash

on Thursday, 04 August 2016 16:18.

August 4, 2016
Contact: Melissa Miyashiro, 808-954-6141

HONOLULUBlue Planet Foundation will host the Blue Tie Bash, a new annual event and the organization’s first ever charitable fundraising gala, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 5:30pm at the Hawaii Convention Center. The dinner reception is expected to bring together top business, community, and thought leaders who are dedicated to accelerating Hawaii’s transition to 100% clean energy.

Blue Planet Foundation Launches "You Have the Power" Energy Challenge

on Wednesday, 06 July 2016 10:18.

Free home energy kits to be installed in 750 homes across Oahu as part of pilot program

July 4, 2016
Contact: David Aquino, 808-954-6146

HONOLULU—Blue Planet Foundation is partnering with Bidgely (an Energy Excelerator portfolio company) and Hawaiian Electric to bring free home energy-monitoring kits to 750 homes across Oahu. With the free kit and included software, participants will see how much energy their homes—and specific appliances—are using and how they can save money on their electricity bills through personalized tips, recommendations, and fun energy challenges. The ultimate goal of the pilot program is to equip households and businesses with the tools they need to take control of their energy choices and shift power consumption to better match renewable energy supply and reduce peak energy demand.

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