The alternative energy movement on Maui and in Hawaii is going strong. The newWashington administration is supporting alternative energy AND providing funding to get it moving. County and State Initiatives are engaged in preliminary planning to make Hawaii and Maui largely energy independent in the near future. Residents of the Valley Isle and the other Hawaiian Islands may be curious about what stages the initiatives are at currently and how soon we can all expect to see changes. And what will those changes be? Plus, when do we get to add our 2 cents to the plans?
We, too, are curious, so we set out to get the lowdown on the state of alternative energy today. We are interviewing representatives of many facets of this movement to better understand what’s going on, who’s working with whom, what opportunities are arising, and what some of the challenges are.
Not surprisingly, this alternative energy movement is complex, involving many businesses, agencies, interests, technical challenges and social impacts. Our desire is to take this complexity and transform it into easily understandable information that can explain what’s going on.
Our interviews aren’t over yet, but soon we plan to produce a picture for the public of this exciting and State-changing movement. We’ll also offer links to resources where you can find out more.