Community Ownership of Renewable Energy
Sust`aina ble Molokai News Release
Sust `aina ble Molokai invites the Molokai community to join the Tentou Network for a day of transformative discussion on Molokai’s readiness for community ownership of renewable energy projects on Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kulana `Oiwi Halau.
The Tentou network consists of nonprofit organizations from four continents and the Pacific Islands, working in close cooperation with our communities. The founding members of the network are the Samsø Energy Academy in Denmark; the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Japan; the Islands Institute in Maine, USA; the Coalition for Community Energy in Victoria, Australia; and Sust`aina ble Molokai in Hawaii, USA.
The Tentou network was set up in September 2016 with the aim to promote communities’ empowerment for ownership, engagement and participation within the energy transition to a zero-carbon economy. It was inspired by the principle that local action in small communities around the world can make a difference and become an inspiration for the global change of paradigm that is needed to mitigate climate change.
This gathering on Molokai is an opportunity to exchange with key stakeholders in Hawaii: the State Energy Office, Maui Electric, Half Moon Venture, the County of Maui and our local elected officials. We will discuss how we can all work together, with the Molokai community, around our common climate change challenge and meet our state’s renewable energy goals for 2020.
Please RSVP to Emillia Noordhoek at 808-658-0037 or at Emillia@sustainablemolokia.org as coffee, juice, snacks and lunch will be provided.