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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. 

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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.

 

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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. 

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August 24, 2015

Ige Opposes Liquefied Natural Gas for HECO

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.

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July 25, 2015

Electric car charger startup Scott Mercer on charging ahead

Scott Mercer has taken the electric vehicle charging startup Volta Industries from the back of a Kakaako auto repair shop, where the first charging units were built by hand, to a multi-state network that recently secured $7.5 million in venture capital financing that will allow it to nearly quadruple the number of stations in new markets on the Mainland, from 110 today to more than 400.

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