Hawaii Energy invites residents to participate in discussion forum on energy issues
2/25/2011 Filed under Press Releases
HONOLULU – Hawai`i’s exceptionally high dependence on imported energy, especially oil, increases the cost of living for all residents, therefore everyone in the Aloha State can benefit from reducing that dependence.
Hawaii Energy, which administers the state energy conservation and efficiency program, has launched an online Forum where residents can share opinions and ask questions on a wide variety of energy–related subjects.
The Forum – located at http://forum.hawaiienergy.com – provides visitors with information on how to reduce their home’s energy consumption and qualify for energy rebates on new energy-saving appliances and equipment.
Hawaii Energy’s staff posts topics and answers questions on the Forum to continue the conversation within a variety of categories – Renewables, Conservation and Efficiency, Practical Solutions and Energy Policy among them. Visitors join the Forum with a fast sign-in procedure and then begin responding to topics, asking questions or contributing their own suggestions and solutions to reduce energy consumption.
Ray Starling, Hawaii Energy’s program manager, said the Forum will engage residents in one of Hawaii’s most important ongoing discussions – how to “get off oil” and transition the state to a cleaner, greener and more sustainable economy.
“Our goal is to have the Hawaii Energy Forum become a vibrant, active and provocative ‘conversation corner’ where residents can express their thoughts on the energy issues facing all of us and share ideas as to how best to solve these issues for our island home,” Starling said. “We hope the site will be bookmarked on computers all over the state and become a daily habit for energy-conscious people throughout Hawai`i.”