The Forumʻs General Membership meeting held on May 26 focused on 2030 clean energy goals and specific enabling actions to tackle in the next five years and, for the Forum, in the next six months. It was a productive session. Speakers set the stage with macro big system goals as well as on the ground challenges and actions. Members took information from the presentations as well as their own experiences and expertise to formulate the challenges and, more importantly, the actions that need to be tackled in the next five years to meet the 2030 goals in the electricity and transportation sectors. We also took those actions and identified and prioritized HEPF enabling actions in the next 6 months, given our mission, talents and resources. Weʻll get to work on these now.
In August 2006, the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (Forum) invited over 100 executives from the business, government and media sectors to an Executive Energy Briefing. Through a contribution from Energy Industries (EI), the Forum awarded four energy audits valued at $20,000 each, to organizations that agreed to use the audits to implement energy efficient measures in their organizations, and to provide data to the Forum to subsequently report energy impacts of the audit recommendations. The “Energy by Example” audits were awarded to government and business organizations to inspect their respective buildings as follows: (1) theHawaii State Capitol, (2) Farrington High School, (3) University of Hawaii - Saunders Hall, and (4) United Laundry Services.
The Hawaii Energy Policy Forum convened an Energy Policy Summit on December 2-3, 2003 to obtain input from the broader community of energy stakeholders to develop a feasible implementation plan to achieve the energy vision. Presented at the Summit were energy studies commissioned by the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum during the past year.Attendees heard and discussed the study results and developed recommendations which are provided recommendations. Three cross-cutting themes emerged:1) Use win-win and consensus-inclusive approaches, 2) Rediscover Hawaiian values especially "pono", and 3) Don't lock community into large-capital commitments that limit our future options.
One-page summaries distributed before the summit:
Materials distributed to summit work-groups:
Summit work-group reports: