WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Originally established as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the state of Hawaii in 1995, HREA is now a business alliance with tax-exempt status under the Federal statute 501 (c) (6). HREA is a group of renewable energy advocates, technologists and industrial suppliers of equipment and services, and developers, installers and operators of renewable systems. In short, we are the “guys that do stuff.”
To help secure Hawaii’s energy future by promoting, through education and advocacy, the increased use of renewables with a sustainable, environmentally-responsible, and economically-sound approach.
Promote renewable interests in all energy sectors.
Bolster industry competence and growth through education on implementation of sustainable technologies appropriate for Hawaii.
Educate stakeholders in Hawaii regarding the energy, environmental, cultural and economic benefits of renewables by providing accurate and relevant information and data.
Seek consensus for and facilitate appropriate changes in policy in Federal, State and County governments, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, the electric utility companies, and the oil and gas companies.
Seek to stabilize and reduce over time consumer energy bills.
Promote increased employment opportunities throughout the State of Hawaii, thereby “greening” its economy.
Promote an enhanced quality of life by supporting renewable energy technology which mitigates damage to the environment.
Renewable energy technology must be sustainable, environmentally as well as economically.
Sustainability is defined as the reconciliation of environmental, social and economic demands in meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Local renewable energy operations, which utilize local resources, are preferable as they support Hawaii’s economy and contribute to increased energy security.
Renewable energy installations in Hawaii must be congruous with indigenous values, respecting the past and perpetuating the prosperity of future generations.
Governmental support for renewable energy should be technology neutral, allowing the best technologies for each application to emerge.