As an island state heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels for its energy needs, Hawaii is uniquely vulnerable to things like volatile electricity prices, rising sea levels and supply chain disruptions.
Luis Salaveria, Director of the State of Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, spoke at VERGE 2015 in San Jose about how Hawaii's challenges act as an impetus for the state to become a leader in the evolution toward a renewably powered future.
"Solutions will be made in Hawaii, by the people of Hawaii, for the rest of the world." said Salaveria.
Catch Luis Salaveria in person at VERGE Hawaii, June 21-23, 2016 in Honolulu, HI .