Jan TenBruggencate

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KIUC Awarded Energy Technology Award at Hawaiʻi Clean Energy Day Conference

Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) President and CEO David Bissell accepted the energy technology award from Governor David Ige at the 8th Annual Hawaii Clean Energy Day Conference on August 16 in Honolulu. According to Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum, the awardees demonstrated outstanding achievement through transformational technologies, projects and programs leading to a clean energy [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

KIUC Holds Annual Membership Meeting

KIUC Holds Annual Membership Meeting Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has reached more than 40 percent renewable generation during 2016 and is on track to burn almost 10 million gallons less oil than it did in 2006, said David Bissell, president and chief executive officer. Speaking at KIUC’s 14th annual meeting of cooperative members yesterday [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Three Incumbent Directors Re-elected to KIUC Board

Carol Bain, Calvin K. Murashige, and Jan TenBruggencate have been re-elected to the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s (KIUC) Board of Directors. These three directors will each serve for a 3-year term ending March 2019. Merriman River Group submitted the official results for the 2016 Board of Directors Election. The results are as follows: 1. Cal [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Ecosystem Services

  One Major Ecosystem Service on Earth  — It's The Water PlanetViewed from space, the most striking feature of our planet is the water. In both liquid and frozen form, it covers 75% of the Earth’s surface. It fills the sky with clouds. Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the planet's rocky [...]

By | December 23rd, 2012|0 Comments

Sound Impacts Taste

Sound impacts taste. Photo by Jan TenBruggencate   by Jan TenBruggencate Does fish and poi taste different to the sounds of “Hi`ilawe” than it does to the sound of car traffic, or perhaps Janis Joplin’s “Summertime?” There is evidence that it does. Sound impacts taste. Not only whether you like it, but how [...]

By | November 22nd, 2012|1 Comment

Lost Birds — Nurturing Lessons from Failures

  Nene goose at Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge Complex. USFWS photo by Brenda Zaun Nurturing Lessons from Failures by Jan TenBruggencate  Much of the environmental nurturing we’re doing in the Islands is the direct result of our earlier environmental failures—whether conscious failures or not. Take birds. We’ve lost many of the Hawaiian archipelago’s [...]

By | November 4th, 2012|0 Comments

Growing Vanilla

Vanilla blossoms cluster. Photo by Jan TenBruggencate by Jan TenBruggencate Kaua`i’s vanilla crop is one of the island’s best-kept secrets, although it’s still a very small secret, because vanilla is nowhere near being an industry on the island. We are not a player in the global vanilla market, as Madagascar, Tahiti, Indonesia, Mexico, [...]

By | June 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Celebrate Diversity

by Jan TenBruggencate There was a bumper sticker on the wall at my canoe club. It said (and I’m cleaning this up), “We don’t give a hoot how you used to do it in California.” The bumper sticker generated a smile on the face of every long-time resident who saw it. It is [...]

By | May 29th, 2012|0 Comments