Ulupono Initiative


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. 


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.