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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. 

Five organizations awarded Hawaii 'Clean Fleets' certification

on Friday, 28 August 2015 08:27.

August 28, 2015
Contact: Shem Lawlor, 808-954-6143

Blue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities recognize awardees at Hawaii Transportation Association meeting in Kona

HONOLULUBlue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities are pleased to announce that five organizations will receive certification awards for the inaugural year of the Hawaii Clean Fleets certification program. 

Hawaii's energy grade improves to B-

on Monday, 24 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.

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