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New U.S. energy economy emerging

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Today wind turbines generate 9.4 percent of the renewable energy, but in the future wind has the capacity to provide 20 percent of the entire energy need in the United States.

As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging in the United States. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced by one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The transition is moving at a pace and on a scale that we could not have imagined even a year ago.
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HPU takes first and second place at WorldQuest Competition

HPU students recently participated in the first-ever University WorldQuest, a team-based game that challenges participants’ knowledge of the world. HPU’s two teams of four players each competed against groups from University of Hawai‘i –Manoa, winning first and second place. [More]


HPU students are flanked by (l.) Joanne Tachibana, president of the United Nations Association Hawai‘i Chapter; (r.) Sallay Okazaki, secretary of the UNA Hawai‘i Chapter; and Dean Carlos Juarez .

Courtesy University Relations

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Grad student works at U.N. to alleviate poverty

The United Nations, the World Bank, international donors, and other developmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) all work directly with the peoples of impoverished countries to facilitate development and alleviate poverty. Saleh Azizi, an Iraqi from Sweden working toward the M.A. in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development at HPU, has been interning with the U.N. in Africa, where his work involves backstopping rural rice production projects with the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization.[More]

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