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Hawaii lawmakers pass nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement

on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:03.

May 5, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Hawaii lawmakers pass nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement

HONOLULU—Hawaii lawmakers voted 74-2 today to pass the nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement. The measure, House Bill 623, makes Hawaii a global leader in renewable energy policy by requiring that 100% of the islands' electricity must be generated from renewable energy resources—such as wind, solar, and geothermal—no later than 2045.

Earth Day 2015: Hawaii students share their vision for a clean energy future

on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:24.

April 22, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Students from across the state urge legislators to set a target of 100% renewable energy by 2040

HONOLULU—In honor of Earth Day, April 22, groups of Hawaii students will visit legislators on Thursday, April 23, to share their vision for a clean energy future in support of House Bill 623, a measure that sets a target for Hawaii to achieve 100% renewable generation. If the bill is passed, Hawaii will be the first state in the nation to mandate 100% renewable energy.

Blue Planet Foundation launches Island Pulse with an Earth Month Instagram Challenge

on Monday, 13 April 2015 12:24.

April 13, 2015
Contact: Francois Rogers, 808-753-1330

The digital energy display shows how much electricity Oahu is currently using and where it’s coming from

HONOLULU—Throughout the month of April—Earth Month—Blue Planet Foundation is hosting the Island Pulse Instagram Challenge. The free contest asks participants to guess via Instagram how much of Oahu’s electricity demand comes from renewable energy each Wednesday (April 15, April 22, April 29, and May 6) at noon. Winning guesses are entered into a weekly drawing for an iPad Mini.

National Tropical Botanical Garden launches $280,000 WEfficiency project

on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:24.

March 30, 2015
Contact: David Aquino, 808-954-6146

Project will yield $60,000 in electricity cost savings annually and help preserve 70,000 plant specimens in the Botanical Research Center

KALAHEO—On Monday, Mar. 30, the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) announced the kick-off of a $280,000 energy efficiency campaign on WEfficiency, the online fundraising platform for nonprofits powered by the Blue Planet Foundation.

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