VIDEO: Energy Common Sense for Hawaii panel discussion June 1, 2011 Video by David Corrigan Respected figures in energy philosophy and industry were given several minutes to express their opinions on the direction Hawaii should be headed at a recent Democratic Party convention in Kona. A panel of experts and noteworthy advocates for renewable energy spoke to an audience at the Hualalai Academy about two weeks ago. The panel included farmer and geothermal advocate Richard Ha, Representative Denny Coffman, attorney and Innovations Development Group consultant Mililani Trask, HELCO general manager Jose Dizon, and president of H2 Technologies Guy Toyama. Not all visions of Hawaii’s renewable future were in agreement. There were opposing viewpoints on the sustainability of biofuels, as well as the viability of geothermal as a short term solution. Most panelists seemed to agree, however, that the state needs to develop a definitive plan on how to move forward. VIDEO – Five panelists speak at “A New Day of Energy Common Sense for Hawaii” Get the Flash Player to see this player. hahaha.hamakuasprings.com. He was also the Co-Chair of the Geothermal Working Group. Get the Flash Player to see this player. Get the Flash Player to see this player. Get the Flash Player to see this player. Get the Flash Player to see this player.