Mission

The Hawai’i Energy Policy Forum enables informed decisions to advance Hawai’i’s clean energy future by convening a collaborative network of stakeholders for fact finding, analysis, information sharing, and advocacy.

Vision

A pono energy system that sustains a healthy, prosperous, and resilient Hawai’i in the face of climate change.

 

Our Clean-Energy Future: The Case for a Faster, Bolder Transition
Our Clean-Energy Future: The Case for a Faster, Bolder Transition

Award-winning author and UCSB professor Leah Stokes explains why cleaning up the electricity sector (and advancing electrification) is so vital to preventing the worst effects of climate change.

Hawai’i: State of Clean Energy Show – Public Transportation on the Big Island
Hawai’i: State of Clean Energy Show – Public Transportation on the Big Island

We discuss why public transportation is important to the local economy and to the quality of life and social justice on the Big Island. We describe the County of Hawai’i’s public transportation vision and how that vision is being implemented through a variety of new programs.

Hawai’i: State of Clean Energy Show – Hydrogen Infrastructure
Hawai’i: State of Clean Energy Show – Hydrogen Infrastructure

An update on the latest hydrogen infrastructure, a new HNEI fueling station located at the Natural Energy Laboratory Hawai’i Authority (NELHA) on the island of Hawai’i. The new station has just come on line, and has just completed the first hydrogen fill of the first public transportation fuel cell electric bus in Hawai’i. What this means for the County of Hawai’i, the state of Hawai’i, its citizens, and the march towards a decarbonized public transportation system.

Hawai’i: State of Clean Energy Show – HECO’s Customer-sited Energy Programs
Hawai’i: State of Clean Energy Show – HECO’s Customer-sited Energy Programs

HECO’s Customer-sited Energy Programs – Lani Shinsato is Hawaiian Electric’s Customer Energy Resources co-director and we discuss and answer questions about some of Hawaiian Electric’s innovative customer-sited energy programs — including Battery Bonus — and how these programs are helping Hawai’i achieve its decarbonization goals.

Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) Community Technical Assistance
Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) Community Technical Assistance

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partners with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) to help remote, island, and islanded communities transform their energy systems and increase energy resilience.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

With the recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (aka, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill), the Hawai’i Energy Policy Forum has been tracking the federal funding opportunities related to new energy, ports and waterways, resilience, and transportation programs to help support Hawai’i’s transition to a clean energy future.

2022 Legislative Briefing
2022 Legislative Briefing

The Hawai’i Energy Policy Forum held the 2022 Legislative Briefing on Friday, January 28th. The theme for this year was “What are the biggest gaps in Hawai’i’s energy infrastructure and how can the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act begin to fill them?”. With the recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (aka, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill), HEPF’s 2022 Legislative Briefing presented an expert view of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill with two sessions to address the most vulnerable aspects of Hawai‘i’s energy infrastructure.

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