Green Biz

  • Bilateral Opportunities: Impacts of Hawaii’s Energy Policy and Deployment for Japan

    With high penetrations of rooftop solar and constrained power grids, Hawaii and Japan have a lot in common. Energy executives from both geographies share their lessons learned and how they collaborate to create smarter grids. Topics discussed at VERGE Hawaii 2016. 

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  • Aligning Local Needs with Clean Energy Action

    For Honolulu, with its many shoreline communities, climate change is not academic. For its mayor, this requires urgent action. To begin, local government must lower its energy costs in the face of other budget demands such as critical infrastructure like sewers and rail, and collective bargaining agreements. It also requires integrating climate adaptation into infrastructure and planning, transit-oriented development, innovative energy- and grid-management strategies and other new design approaches that support climate adaptation and resilience.

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  • The Path to Prosperity, Security and Sustainability

    Hawaii’s leadership in renewable energy is at the forefront of a larger vision, born at the Pentagon, that embeds sustainability as a strategic national imperative. As seen at VERGE Hawaii 2016. 

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  • Pollinators and PVs – A Ray of Hope for the Bees

    How Minnesota is maximizing the benefits from a blooming market for solar energy through a simple idea that benefits its communities, crops and natural resources. As seen at VERGE Hawaii 2016. 

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  • Beyond Rebates – A New Model for Commodifying Efficiency

    How an open-source tool significantly boosts the efficacy of energy-efficiency programs while providing financial benefits to building owners, investors, tenants and contractors. Topics discussed at VERGE Hawaii 2016. 

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  • Is Storage the Holy Grail?

    Energy storage has been called the ultimate solution to scaling renewable energy. As the technology steadily improves, it will be up to regulators to enact protocols, regulations and other things that will enable batteries to reach their fullest potential. As seen at VERGE Hawaii 2016. 

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  • How Rust Belt cities are boosting sustainability

    In places like Gary, Indiana, green initiatives are benefiting the environment and the economy.

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  • Strange brew: How chemical reform legislation falls short

    After 40 years of inaction, Congress has finally passed a bill to update regulation on the toxicity chemicals. What does this mean for the consumer?

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  • CEM 7 video: Achieving power for all

    Power For All is a campaign that advocates for clean technology and renewable energy distribution systems in developing communities worldwide with the ultimate goal of achieving universal energy access.

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  • Phoenix rising: Creating a ‘future fit’ business

    Out of the current volatility and uncertainty emerges a new way of doing business

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