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Hawaii's energy grade improves to B-

on Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:38.

August 24, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

Blue Planet Foundation’s annual Energy Report Card shows renewable electricity leading the way; improvement needed on transportation 

HONOLULUBlue Planet Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the 3rd annual Hawai‘i Energy Report Card. The data-rich, 42-page progress report provides a wide-angle perspective on Hawai‘i’s energy transformation, evaluating five metrics: Transportation, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, and Economics.

Hawaii 'Clean Fleets' certification program launched

on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 20:30.

July 21, 2015
Contact: Shem Lawlor, 808-954-6143

HONOLULUBlue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities, with support from the Hawaii Department of Transportation, are launching the inaugural Hawaii Clean Fleets certification program. The organizations are accepting applications from qualified vehicle fleet operators through the end of the month.

Blue Planet Foundation's Response to Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change

on Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:24.

June 18, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

HONOLULUPope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church and its one billion members globally, issued a rare "encyclical," or letter to followers, Thursday at noontime in the Vatican regarding the urgency of addressing climate change. Citing scientific consensus that the Earth is witnessing a "disturbing warming," Francis called for a "bold cultural revolution" to halt humanity's spiral into self-destruction.

Historic: Gov. Ige signs nation's first 100% renewable energy requirement

on Monday, 08 June 2015 13:12.

June 8, 2015
Contact: Jeff Mikulina, 808-226-4987

All of Hawaii's electricity must be produced from solar, wind, geothermal, and other clean energy sources by 2045

HONOLULUGovernor David Ige's signature today makes official a law that requires all of Hawaii's electricity to be produced from renewable energy sources no later than 2045. Enactment of House Bill (HB) 623 makes Hawaii the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent renewable requirement, further solidifying Hawaii's role as a global clean energy leader.

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