Words from VERGE Hawaii: Live (almost) from Honolulu

Hilton Rainbow Tower in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
ShutterstockTheodore Trimmer

Our first VERGE Hawaii event in the colorful heart of Waikiki rang out Tuesday with a traditional oli blessing. Hundreds of movers and shakers in energy, sustainable business and policy came together to help advance Hawaii's 100-percent clean energy goal by 2045 and much more.

Although our microgrid had an early hiccup, it was only proof that we are actually using it to power part of the conference, joked GreenBiz Group CEO Eric Faurot. As Gov. David Ige said, a major challenge for energy transformation includes delivering electricity "in a consistent, reliable way so that we can all conduct the businesses we need."

Here's a sampling of the early VERGE discussions on Twitter tagged with #VERGECon. Watch for more Aloha State stories here.

In case you missed your flight to Honolulu, our free VERGE Hawaii Virtual livestream is available to watch live through Thursday, with archived footage available later. Register here.