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Hawai‘i’s Sustainability Heroes: Shifted Energy
September 18, 2023

Fellows mentioned in this story: Forest Frizzell

From Hawai‘i Business Magazine:

Olin Lagon was on the board of the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative in 2014 when the state committed to generating 100% of its power from renewable energy by 2045. But he grew concerned that many efforts to make that happen were inaccessible to renters and low-income residents.

So Lagon and Forest Frizzell founded Shifted Energy in 2016. “One-third of our single-family homes have rooftop solar, but those who are lower on the socioeconomic scale, renters, and people living on homestead or in multifamily buildings have largely been overlooked,” Frizzell says.

“Our mission is to ensure equity and access are at the forefront of achieving that (clean energy) goal.”

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