October is National Seafood Month, so it’s a perfect time to spotlight sustainable seafood and the ocean ecosystem. After all, we want to keep eating this deliciousness for generations to come, right?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii Gas and Hawaiian Electric Co. executives stood firm Tuesday in their support of liquefied natural gas as the transitional fuel the state needs to achieve its 100 percent renewable energy goal by 2045, touting its financial efficiency and environmental attributes.
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.
An analysis unveiled by the Ulupono Initiative later in the conference’s opening session looked at costs associated with various forms and mixes of energy – oil, diesel and LNG. The analysis also included scenarios in which renewables are used in limited or great quantities. The analysis suggested that maximization of low-cost renewable energy sources with possible inclusion of LNG might present the most economically attractive way forward for Hawaii’s energy economy.