December 5th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
Last night in Honolulu, we made history: Bill 40, a comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council. Activists from across the island have been working for nearly a decade to get smart plastic legislation passed in the city and state. The vote last night was nothing short of victorious: this is the strongest plastic phase-out bill in the country, and likely in the world
November 16th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
The Mayors of Maui County and Honolulu County have announced lawsuits against the fossil fuel companies. Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced Maui's plans on October 29 and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Honolulu's plans on November
November 7th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
Bill 40, an ambitious plastics reduction bill, is moving swiftly through Honolulu City Council, with wide bi-partisan support. Local activist groups, concerned citizens and tourists are excited to move this bill forward. Learn more about the bill and why it's such an important opportunity for Oahu.
December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
It's widely known that California is the center of US electric vehicle adoption. California leads the country in terms of overall electric vehicle (EV) sales as well as EV market share of new vehicle sales. It's also where Tesla was born and where nearly every US EV startup pops up.
But there are other states that are also well ahead of the US average for EV market share ... and they're basically all in the west
December 14th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
Hawaii again made big news for its commitment to renewables. Four Hawaii counties this week made a commitment to eliminate fossil fuel based transportation by
June 28th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
Today Biki, the Honolulu bikeshare program launched! The program now offers 1000 bikes and 100 stations covering a five-mile stretch between downtown and Waikiki, offering residents and tourists a better, more sustainable way to see the city.
June 28th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
Hawaii's clean energy goals are some of the most progressive in the country, and at the recent Verge Honolulu event, I got to listen to Governor David Ige explain how the state is meeting the target of 100% renewables by 2050.
December 1st, 2016 | by Scott Cooney
Energy and water conservation programs at the municipal, utility, and state levels come in many shapes and sizes. Some are [&hellip
November 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan
Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc
November 18th, 2016 | by Sara Cobble
I love my Leaf more every day and I don’t plan to own a gas car ever again. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite benefits of owning an EV, in addition to the obvious environmental ones
June 14th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson
Carbon Lighthouse improves building energy efficiency to save its clients money, and to combat climate change. Stanford University, Tesla Motors, [&hellip
November 29th, 2014 | by Cynthia Shahan
Saving money on transportation is always helpful, especially if we blunt air pollution at the same time. Any time of [&hellip
April 27th, 2014 | by The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC)
A new opinion poll reveals that Hawaiian Electric (HECO) has a significant public image problem: an overwhelming number of Hawaii residents (94%) [&hellip
December 2nd, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill
The Howard Hughes Corporation’s Ward Village located in Kaka‘ako between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki has been awarded LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) [&hellip
October 28th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan
Originally published on EV Obsession. I’m a big fan of ranking… just like the rest of you. However, I generally [&hellip
October 31st, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has published the October transit savings report, in which you can see exactly how much cheaper public transportation is (not counting the potential peace of mind from not being stuck in endless traffic jams)