As you know from tracking my sustainability stuff, I'm persuaded that nothing is more important than than switching away from fossil fuels, and KIUC is a crucial lever in this transformation.
Yet, neither Kauai nor the other Hawaiian islands is gonna get’r done without a much broader awareness of energy issues and a deeper sense of responsibility for our personal part in the global warming challenge.
We need to know about the tough choices facing our electricity coop, about alternative fuels for producing and using energy in the islands, and about the new insights regarding our energy choices that come from systems thinking.
Over the months, I’ve posted about many aspects of our energy challenge, and here’s a handy list of some of the post important posts for your review.
KIUC and Kauai electricity:
- toward a new energy economy: Kauai’s abundant renewables
- good news in KIUC emissions: trending down
- hau now? green power for Kauai from fed tech
- pushing Kauai energy greener, faster…like SF
- passive solar could cut 20% of Kauai’s home energy
- making a market for albizia: new lessons from a taroist
- Pablo says reconsider OTEC…for Kaua`i
- buying Kauai’s utility was right…for the wrong reasons
- NPR on island dimming…for migrating seabirds
- green energy & ’sunshine’ advocate wins KIUC seat
- personal mission for 007: start carbon dieting
- going for broke: on running in the KIUC board election
Alternative fuels in Hawaii
- is bio-fuel the 8-track of transport energy?
- how not to green Hawaii’s energy: import palm oil
- giving proper weight: system dynamics of biofuels
- energy crops and land: the math for my island
- amber waves of diverse grasses =>better biofuels
- worse than inaction: wrong action on biofuels
- fill’er up with pond scum: algae research at UH
- future fuels from fallow fields: Hawaii Bioenergy
Systems thinking on energy:
- energy, transport and cost: 3 spheres for solar!
- Kiwi juice: green powered NZ targets switch to EVs
- worst case scenario: why sustainability matters for Hawaii
- on energy policy: the car piece and the electricity piece
- the power of ten: hurdle rates for new energy tech
- on Hawaii emissions cuts: power, planes and us
- carbon policy: the state of debate on cap or tax
- use renewably generated electricity efficiently
- on renewable energy strategy: draft reso for Kauai
- energy system framework: think conversion + loss
‘K den, you know where I've ended up after a lengthy consideration of the sustainability challenges facing Hawaii.
And, sure, joining the KIUC Board is a huge commitment and responsibility, Still, I would be honored to serve.
I wanna know wot you think.