• April 1st Update: Today's Star-Bulletin has a story on the Summit; see also a list of some participants (a complete list is on the Summit's website, linked below.) Also, wind energy storage to be studied here.
As a state, we’ve been whistling past the graveyard – dabbling in renewable energy alternatives with some success here and there without significantly reducing the state’s fossil fuel dependence. This has to change, and that’s why the Blue Planet Summit promises to be perhaps the most significant conference here in memory.
The Summit will bring dozens of energy and policy experts to Oahu for three days of discussion and visioning next week. The Honolulu Advertiser previewed the Summit in a February story. (See also the Star-Bulletin story linked above.)
Anyone with an ounce of concern about our energy future should pay close attention to this Summit, which will receive local, national and international media coverage thanks to excellent planning and organization by the Summit’s sponsor, the Blue Planet Foundation and entrepreneur Henk Rogers. The Foundation's impressive mission: "To change our world's energy culture."
We’ll be attending the Summit, having received a late invitation to participate and contribute to the discussion about renewable energy options for Hawaii. While we’ll be supportive of all efforts to reduce Hawaii’s massive carbon footprint, you can bet Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion will be our focus.
Mahalo plenty to the Foundation!