SHOCKA — the story of energy in Hawaii

June 29, 2018 by  
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A short, high-energy rock musical number with choreography from Honolulu Theatre for Youth — a professional theatre production. An inspiring case study of how partners nationally and locally can work together to integrate arts and educational messages to inspire multi-generational solutions as the islands transition to 100% clean energy.

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Bridge to Hawaii’s future — lessons from the next generation

June 29, 2018 by  
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Hawaii is pursuing a clean energy future that is fast approaching. Those who will carry the renewable electricity torch are just steps away from assuming the responsibility of leading in this industry. The reach of renewables development in Hawaii is broad — from policy to technology and social equity to fragile island ecologies — and tomorrow’s leaders will have a lot to address. So, what is being done to equip future generations with the tools necessary to seamlessly fold into the face-paced, technology-centric clean energy transformation?

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VERGE Talk: Cultivating energy innovation in an unlikely place

June 28, 2018 by  
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Alaska is at ground zero for climate change, yet its mainstay is still oil and gas. It is also the production home to 12% of the world’s microgrids.

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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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Scaling distributed energy resources to benefit everyone

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For Hawai‘i to achieve its 100% clean energy goal, it cannot rely solely on grid-scale projects, making Distributed Energy Resources and the end-user an important piece of the puzzle.

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Tackling transportation demand, smart growth and efficiency in Hawaii’s car culture

June 28, 2018 by  
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The transportation sector has typically made up about 30% of the carbon emissions from society, second to the utility sector. However, in 2016, transportation overtook utilities. This occurred even as cars became more efficient because we have built communities and a transportation sector that force people to travel 2% more per year every year.

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Sustainable tourism: valuing experiences, efficiencies and ecosystems

June 28, 2018 by  
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How do tourism industry stakeholders — hotels, business owners, airlines — define “sustainability” from an economic standpoint? How can leaders advance efficiency and conservation without compromising — even increasing — the experience for travelers?  What are the metrics that the industry can align on to demonstrate data-driven progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating new economic opportunities?

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