Category Archives: Hawaii

A Hawaiian B Corp. Expands With the Help of Small Investors

It was concern for Hawaii’s environment, economy and farming system that inspired Brett Jacobson to launch Hawaiian Ola, a maker of healthy beverages, in 2012. Jacobson, a farmer who previously ran a biofuel company, wanted to start a business that could help Hawaii’s struggling farmers—the average farmer in makes about $15,000 a year, according to […]

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In Hawaii, a Utility Cooperative Leads The Way in Renewable Energy

As Hawaii considers the ramifications of a contentious $4.3 billion sale of its major electric utility to Florida-based power giant NextEra, Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) stands out as an alternative model of utility ownership. KIUC is one of around 900 electric cooperatives serving some 42 million electric consumers in 47 states. Like all cooperatives, […]