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Blue Planet releases 2015 survey results on clean energy

on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 10:44.

December 28, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Survey of Hawaii residents shows strong support for clean energy and concern about climate change

HONOLULU—This year, Blue Planet Foundation worked with a market research expert to survey over 600 residents from across the state to gauge their attitudes toward energy issues and level of knowledge and interest in clean energy. The results show strong support for the state’s newly minted 100% renewable energy goal and increased availability and integration of clean energy.

Blue Planet Foundation's Response to Historic International Climate Agreement

on Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:52.

December 12, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULUOn Saturday, 196 countries unanimously agreed to limit their greenhouse gas emissions in an unprecedented climate accord. The agreement, signed in Paris, seeks to limit the Earth's rise in temperature to "well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels" and pursue "efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius." To meet the target, most of the world's fossil fuels will need to be left in the ground.

Still Hope for Community Solar in Hawaii, Despite Disappointing Utility Proposal

on Thursday, 01 October 2015 16:10.

October 1, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Proposed program fails to live up to lawmakers’ vision for dramatically expanding access to clean energy Hawaii; stakeholders to submit revised proposal

HONOLULU—As mandated by Act 100, signed by Governor David Ige in June 2015, Hawaii’s utilities filed today their version of a proposed program for community solar. Sometimes called “community solar gardens” or “shared renewables,” the promise of community solar is that it can make clean power more accessible, even for Hawaii residents, businesses, and nonprofits that don’t have their own roof, such as renters and condo dwellers.

Blue Planet Foundation to host inaugural Student Energy Summit in November

on Monday, 14 September 2015 15:43.

September 14, 2015
Contact: Francois Rogers, 808-753-1330

Students from across state to gather for innovation-focused energy workshop

HONOLULU—Blue Planet Foundation will kick off its inaugural Stud­ent Energy Summit on November 7, 2015, at the Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center on Oahu. This one-day workshop will gather middle and high school students from across the state to learn about Hawaii’s current energy landscape and its opportunities for the future. The Student Energy Summit will be an opportunity for students from all islands to network and collaborate with like-minded peers, applying their existing STEM knowledge to real-world challenges and exploring innovative ideas to address them. 

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