Morita to speak at Apollo Kaua‘i tomorrow night

This month’s Apollo Kaua‘i meeting is tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the State Building in Lihu‘e.

State Rep. Mina Morita, chair of the House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection, will update the group on some important energy-related measures moving through the Legislature.

“She is also — albeit unofficially — the patron saint of renewable energy here on Kaua‘i, and of our efforts with Apollo Kaua‘i,” chairman Ben Sullivan said in a release.

To explore some of the energy-related bills being proposed this session, visit www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/docs.asp?press1=docs.

Other items on the agenda include:

• The Feb. 22 KIUC Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.m. at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.

• Public Utilities Hearing on KIUC’s proposed standby charge increase on Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center. The hearing will be an opportunity for the public to learn about KIUC’s proposal for a significant increase in the standby charge rate that independent on-grid energy generators must pay to KIUC.

• March meeting on Energy Efficiency. Jonathan Jay will lead Apollo Kaua‘i’s discussion on Demand Side Management, or DSM.

• Update on the Islandwide Sustainability Conference planning, which is in the early planning stages and in the process of soliciting other island groups for participation.

• “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Conference follow-up.

• Various updates/follow-ups on group activities.

Visit www.apollokauai.org for more information.

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