Jeff Mikulina is the executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to clear the path for 100% clean energy in Hawaii and beyond.
Jeff Mikulina is the executive director of the Blue Planet Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to clear the path for 100% clean energy in Hawaii and beyond. Through collaboration and advocacy, Blue Planet champions scalable policies and programs to transform Hawaii’s energy systems to clean, renewable energy solutions. Among other accomplishments, the organization led the successful public campaign to make Hawaii the first state in the nation with a 100% renewable energy mandate. Jeff’s interests include disruptive technology, public policy, and impact of social norms on behavior. He received a Master’s of Science degree in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying decision theory.
Hawaii is the first state in the nation with 100% renewable energy targets for both for electricity and ground transportation. But what does that mean for everyday residents and businesses in the islands? What is their role in our journey to 100%?
Revisiting the relevance of a world view based on respect for this planet and future generations in an age that continues to revere and depend on technology, the indigenous leaders who were involved with Hawaii's initial clean energy and sustainability ambitions "talk story" about what's happened over the past decade and offer their candid recommendations on what still needs to change.
Analogs and parallels between New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii as they all move toward building the "utility of the future," as seen at VERGE Hawaii 2016. Jeff Mikulina, Commissioner Champley, Michelle Taylor and Simon MacKenzie.