Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UH’s ‘Sustainable Saunders’ Is Good Model for State

One of the overlooked components of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is the huge role conservation will play in achieving HCEI’s goals.  As we’ve noted here recently, the 2030 goal includes a big slice of energy conservation into what fossil fuel generation could grow to, a cut almost as large as what new renewable energy projects will provide.

Energy efficiency needs all the promotion it can get, such as yesterday’s Honolulu Advertiser feature on Sustainable Saunders, a student-led University of Hawaii initiative to make Saunders Hall a model of energy efficiency. The story contains numerous links to energy conservation websites and is highly recommended.

Sustainable Saunders is just the kind of young adult leadership that our new energy-oriented show on Hawaii Public Radio will want to feature (keep reading immediately below).

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