WiRE Tour & Talk Story with Mayor Blangiardi

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, WiRE participated in a site tour of the Honouliuli Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) plant and talk story with Mayor Rick Blangiardi.  Commissioned in 2018, the RNG plant, made possible through a partnership between the City & County of Honolulu and Hawaii Gas, upgrades raw biogas from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ewa Beach, to pipeline ready RNG for use by utility gas customers on Oahu.

Mahalo to the Department of Environmental Services and Hawaii Gas for hosting the tour, and to Mayor Blangiardi and Nicola Hedge (Resilience Office), for engaging with us!

 

 

WiRE Holiday Pau Hana

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry with WiRE!
Join us for the annual WiRE Holiday Party on December 17 at 5:00 PM at Gordon Biersch.  Join us to network with fellow WiRE members, as we come together to reflect on 2019 and look ahead to 2020. All attending will also receive a special holiday gift.
Tuesday, December 17 at 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Gordon Biersch, Aloha Tower Marketplace

 

  • WiRE Members: $25
  • Non-members: $35

 

No host bar. Heavy pupu included.

Climate Reality Through the Lens of Al Gore’s Trained Leaders

On September 25, 2019, WiRE hosted a lunch and a panel discussion with local leaders trained by Former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore on the reality of our climate crisis and related solutions pertaining to clean energy, resilience, emergency response, and climate equity. Continue reading “Climate Reality Through the Lens of Al Gore’s Trained Leaders”

Hawaii’s EoT – How far have we come and where are we headed?

On July 19, WiRE heard from local experts about how Hawaii is electrifying transportation. Over breakfast, we took a deep dive into Hawaiian Electric’s Electrification of Transportation (EoT) Strategic Roadmap. We also found out more about how the Hawaii State Energy Office is utilizing funds from the Volkswagen settlement to facilitate public transit or school bus electrification projects and got insight into how Hawaii’s market for EV charging infrastructure is expanding. Panelists included:

  • Amber Stone, Vice President of Business Development, Aloha Charge
  • Margaret Larson, Transportation Energy Analyst, Hawaii State Energy Office, DBEDT
  • Tandy Tabata, Senior Program Manager for Electrification of Transportation, Hawaiian Electric