"Hawai‘i: The State of Clean Energy – Season 2" Airs on Hawai'i News Now Starting This Month
4/12/2012 Filed under Press Releases
Honolulu - Hawai'i News Now and the Hawai'i Energy Policy Forum are partnering to produce and broadcast “Hawai'i: The State of Clean Energy - Season 2”. The four-show series, Season 2 aims to build on the foundation set in Season 1, with the same goal to inform and engage the public on energy issues, challenges, and actions to advance Hawai'i's clean energy future. Hawaii Energy is one of a number of entities underwriting this series.
Last season’s series brought projects and programs underway to make the shift to clean energy. This year the series dig deeper at the issues and positions to engage the public in the real issues and challenges and what we can/must do to move ahead if we are to have a clean energy future.
A lot is happening to get Hawai'i off oil and secure our energy future - but it's not easy and a lot more must be done at all levels (individual, business, community, government, etc.). Hear from the various perspectives. Get involved and help move us to a brighter future. Specifically, the series will examine some of the issues and controversies in achieving clean energy: (1) Hawai'i's clean energy vision from various perspectives; (2) "Chop sui resources" on fueling our future to achieve the vision; (3) "Are we an island state or a state of islands?” on the costs of a statewide vision; and (4) Hawai'i's future – can we achieve the vision: where are we and where do we need to go? For more information, click here.
Show 1: "Pay Now or Pay Later vs. Pay Now and Pay Later"
Perspectives on the Roadmap to Hawai'i’s Clean Energy Vision - What are the true costs of energy? What is the state energy vision? Will the short term win over the long term? With what impacts? How do we work together for a brighter future for all of us?
- Schedule on KGMB: Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm on April 11, May 23, and June 13; and Sundays@ 10:35 pm on April 29, May 13, June 3, and July 8.
- Schedule on KHNL: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm on April 18, May 16, June 20; and Saturdays @ 6:30pm on May 5, June 9, and July 30.
Click here to watch this show online.
Show 2: "Chop Sui Resources": Fueling Our Future
Getting Real on Our Vision - How do we advance clean energy to meet our goals? Do we have the resources --funds, technologies, supply resources? What does the mix of resources really mean? How can you plan for a really uncertain future? Should we be putting more effort and resources on one technology over another? Why or why not? And what about nuclear? What about LNG?
- Tentative schedule: To be aired in August 2012.
Show 3: "Are We an Island State or a State of Islands?”
The Cost Of A Statewide Vision - There's a lot of discussion of the cost of energy unequally distributed throughout the state. Should we be more connected? What ARE the costs and benefits of energy interconnection - a grid for every island or a statewide grid system? Are there technologies such as the undersea cable systems that can work cost-effectively for Hawaii?
- Tentative schedule: To be aired in Fall 2012
Show 4: "Where Are We & Where Do We Need to Go?”
Hawai'i's Energy Future - Can We Achieve the Vision? - Where are we today? Are we better off or closer to our clean energy goals than we were last year? What is the future of the utilities and oil companies? What projects are done or almost done? What is in the works or close to completion or as far off as ever? What may 2013 bring? And what do we all have to do to keep on track or get back on track?
- Tentative schedule:To be aired in Winter 2012 or early 2013.