Sharing power: renewables, resilience and redefining beauty

June 28, 2018 by  
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On average, the poorest 20% pay the most for electricity — that’s 10% of total household income. Community power and community storage will transform access to affordable clean energy for low-income households, if we deploy equitable project finance models that scale with the market instead of depending on subsidies. Leaders from around the world discuss new project development and finance models that are transforming the economic and energy landscape in their communities.

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Day 3 Welcome: Senator Hirono

June 28, 2018 by  
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Kicking off the third day with a message from special guest, Senator Hirono.

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Planning for a resilient Hawaii

June 28, 2018 by  
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Energy innovation, infrastructure investments, and emerging technology are integral to Hawaii’s future energy capability.

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We are 100: voices from our collective journey to 100% renewable energy

June 28, 2018 by  
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Hawaii is the first state in the nation with 100% renewable energy targets for both for electricity and ground transportation. But what does that mean for everyday residents and businesses in the islands? What is their role in our journey to 100%?

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How zero-deforestation agendas affect heavily forested nations

March 5, 2018 by  
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Companies interested in cleaning up their supply chains must find better ways of accommodating the economic aspirations of communities in forest-rich developing countries.

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A mix of energy sources advance Hawaii’s renewables goal

August 21, 2017 by  
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Once Hawaii publicized its goal to be powered entirely by renewable energy by 2045, the state’s options to get there expanded greatly. “We saw a slew of different solutions that can help Hawaii get to its renewables goal,” said Luis Salaveria, director of the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). That includes the renewables mix of hydro, wind and solar, as well as the technology to get power on the grid. 

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Why Hawaii is leading us to 100% renewable energy

May 31, 2016 by  
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As an island state heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels for its energy needs, Hawaii is uniquely vulnerable to things like volatile electricity prices, rising sea levels and supply chain disruptions.Luis Salaveria, Director of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, spoke at VERGE 2015 in San Jose about how Hawaii’s challenges act as an impetus for the state to become a leader in the evolution toward a renewably powered future.

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Wanted: Competency in a volatile world

March 2, 2016 by  
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Are the economic and financial models taught in MBA programs to speed with today’s market?

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10 big reasons why it’s looking up for solar PV

March 2, 2016 by  
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SolarCity’s stock drop and state pullbacks on net metering are just distracting outliers.

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COP21 and decoding the economics of climate change

August 6, 2015 by  
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When it comes to business and climate, the bottom line still rules. A rundown of the economic sticking points in the run up to the UN climate conference.

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