Governor David Ige of Hawaii has a vision for renewable energy to be as significant for the State’s economy as tourism. He believesRead More
Small island states and territories are heavily dependent on expensive imported fossil fuels for their energy needs and find themselves highly exposed to oil price volatility, which can divert resources from other much-needed areas and so paralyse development. It is essential that such barriers to change are identified and these impediments removed, thereby catalysing an island energy revolution which will bring with it manifold positive economic, social and environmental impacts.
Fortunately, international pressure and pertinent partnerships are beginning to bear fruit. In this way, island energy initiatives, such as those related to wind, solar, geothermal and ocean energy, are now constituting something of sufficient commercial interest to attract private sector backing, without leaving host nations financially in thrall to such investors.
By Celeste Connors, Executive Director, Hawaii Green Growth.
Hawai‘i faces a unique set of challenges, including dependence on fossil fuel imports, limited natural
By Mark Glick, Administrator, Hawaii State Energy Office.
Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy took a big leap forward this summer when the state
Under the leadership of Hawaii Gas President Alicia Moy, Hawaii’s only gas utility has taken a diligent, measured approach to working with keyRead More
By Dawn Lippert, Director of Energy Excelerator, a startup program dedicated to helping solve the world’s energy challenges, starting in Hawaii.
By John Cole, Assistant Specialist, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Murray Clay, Managing Partner, Ulupono Initiative.
By Casey O’Shea, Spokesman, Center for LNG.
The effects of America’s emergence as the world’s largest producer of oil and gas continue to
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and former Director-General of the United Nations Development Organisation (UNIDO), has been tasked by UN Secretary-General BanRead More
By Dr. Jon Creyts, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute.
Islands are on the front line of the global climate challenge. With economies that are