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September 27, 2015

Don’t leave Hawaii in the dark

We’re all facing a crucial decision over who will take the reins of our state’s energy future. We’ve committed to a future with 100 percent renewable energy and better reliability from the grid. We also want affordable electricity for our families and businesses. We need to work together to make sure we achieve a bright future for all.


September 24, 2015

Hawaii Seafood Month Kicks Off Statewide October 1st With 50 Participating Restaurants and Retailers

Beginning October 1, more than 50 restaurants and retailers statewide will kickoff Hawaii Seafood Month, an initiative organized by Conservation International Hawaii in partnership with the Hawaii Seafood Council. In conjunction with NOAA’s National Seafood Month, this campaign highlights the collective efforts of the commercial fishing sector and local businesses to promote sustainable, local seafood and vibrant fishing communities across our paeaina.


September 06, 2015

Nothing New From NextEra

It’s a familiar story: A large merger is proposed that puts an important piece of Hawaii’s future at stake. Questions are asked about the details of the merger and we’re told, “trust us, we’ve got this handled.” Ask yourself, how many of those promises became reality once that company had control? For the Hawaiian Electric/NextEra merger, now is the time to ensure real commitments for residents and ratepayers, before we lose our chance to do so. Time and again, we’ve learned there is a big difference between firm commitments and empty promises



September 03, 2015

Highlighting our clean transportation investments, analyzing LNG, and giving away an e-bike at Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo

Over the past three years Ulupono Initiative has proudly sponsored the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo (APRISE) at the Hawaii Convention Center. APRISE brings together hundreds of local, national and international stakeholders in the energy industry, government, US military and private sector.


September 02, 2015

Town Square: Recycling & Construction

It’s an often repeated mantra: reduce, reuse and recycle. Many people are pretty good about that in the short term, but when it comes to building or remodeling, the lure of the new is often compelling. 


August 25, 2015

Energy System Transition

Ulupono General Partner Kyle Datta presented on the Natural Gas and LNG - Opportunities and Challenges panel at the 2015 Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo. This panel discussed the opportunities and challenges of natural gas and its densified version, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), in Hawaii and its potential impacts on the state’s power and transportation requirements.



August 24, 2015

Fuel Costs Volatility & Risk

Ulupono Managing Partner Murray Clay was a featured keynote at the 2015 Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo where he discussed the importance of an in-depth discussion on electric utility fuel costs.