The Earthshot

May 4, 2018

· 3 min read
Elemental Excelerator

This year Elemental Excelerator celebrated Earth Day by galvanizing action to design a clean, resilient, and equitable future for the planet we call home. We did two things:

  1. Released an independent, peer-reviewed, quantitative analysisTranscending Oil.  We know not everyone wants to read a dense report, so we partnered with Polygraph (the guys and gals from The Pudding) to turn it into an interactive visual storyThe report we commissioned by Rhodium Group shows how the economic growth of Hawaii, can be decoupled from carbon emissions faster than we originally thought. Hawaii is currently mandated to source 40% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. This new data says we can get up to 84% by 2030 and that accelerating the shift to clean energy will cost less and generate more jobs for the state.
  2. Brought our community together at the Earth Day Energy Summit to determine how we can move forward together – We put together a short film, called The Earthshot, and we ask your help in sharing it with your friends, family, and social media acquaintances. Why? Transitioning to clean energy is not only a challenge facing utilities and those in the energy industry. It will require collective action from all of us, from entrepreneurs to teachers, from voters to legislators, from Hawaii to each jurisdiction across the world. As Dawn, CEO of Elemental Excelerator, says in the video, “If we delayit delays all of us together.”

What can you do? 

  • Share this video on social media and forward this to email to a colleague.
  • Tell us what you think about electric vehicles, bikeshare, offshore wind, rooftop solar, and more at transcendingoil.com.
  • Join us at VERGE Hawaii. We have a 20% discount code for you: VH18SP20

What’s happened since Earth Day? 

On April 24, Governor David Ige signed a performance-based ratemaking bill that has the potential to unlock accelerated growth for Hawaii’s clean energy transition. This bill supports regulators in aligning utilities’ financial incentives with Hawaii’s clean energy achievements, which is also one of the key recommendations in Transcending Oil.

 

Sample Posts:

Hawaii celebrated Earth Day with an effort to galvanize action to design a clean, resilient, and equitable future for the planet we call home, Earth. @elementalexcel #EarthDayEnergySummit #TranscendingOil transcendingoil.com https://youtu.be/QzZ8uRFwuic
Transitioning to clean energy is not only a challenge facing utilities and those in the energy industry. It will require collective action from all of us, from entrepreneurs to teachers, from voters to legislators, from Hawaii to each jurisdiction across the world. transcendingoil.com @elementalexcel #EarthDayEnergySummit #TranscendingOil https://youtu.be/QzZ8uRFwuic