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December 21, 2016

As 5,000th EV is registered in Hawai‘i, Drive Electric Hawai‘i is formed to promote electric transportation for a clean energy future

Eight key organizations have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawai‘i as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals.  

Drive Electric Hawai‘i seeks to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles through coordinated collaboration, and to make it easier to expand vehicle-charging infrastructure in a way that brings more renewable energy onto the electric grid. 

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September 18, 2016

Hawaii’s food insecurity: Ulupono Initiative calls food production challenging but achievable

Gov. David Ige’s stated goal to double Hawaii’s local food production by 2030 is a key commitment toward tackling an issue that has been growing in importance for decades — our state’s increasing reliance on imports. Policymakers and consumers are critical to create a more favorable environment for farmers to produce food and reduce prices.

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August 18, 2016

Inaugural ‘State of the Environment Hawai‘i 2016’ Report to debut in advance of World Conservation Congress

The Hawaiʻi Environmental Funders Group (EFG), convened and coordinated by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, has today released Hawaiʻi’s first State of the Environment Report. “He Lono Moku*:  The State of the Environment Hawai‘i 2016” debuts in advance of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s quadrennial World Conservation Congress (WCC) (Honolulu, September 1-10) and highlights pressing issues and the greatest opportunities facing Hawai‘i’s environment. 

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July 14, 2016

Investment firm lends $3M to help Kona fish farm grow

A Hawaii investment firm focused on generating financial as well as social returns is putting some of its money into the local open-ocean fish farming industry.

Ulupono Initiative is lending Blue Ocean Mariculture LLC $3 million to help finance expansion of the fish farm that raises kahala, or almaco jack branded as Hawaiian Kampachi, in cages floating off Hawaii island’s Kona Coast.

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April 05, 2016

Farm To School Initiative Seeks Information From Local Farmers

Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui is working collaboratively with the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture and Department of Education to gather information from the agriculture community for the Farm to School Initiative.  Farmers across the state are being asked to participate in a Request for Information (RFI) survey for the Initiative’s market research, beginning today, April 1.

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March 31, 2016

Ibis Announces Partnership with Alerton

Alerton, a division of Honeywell, today announced an integration and distribution partnership with Ibis Networks. Alerton is a leading supplier of building management systems, and has selected the Ibis InteliNetwork system as its preferred plug load solution.  Ibis is the first strategic partner supplier for Alerton, and brings building owners and managers the data and controls over a significant portion of their total energy use.  

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