Monday, September 12, 2011
OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION WORKSHOP
Got to give credit to Guy Toyama, for he, his staff and supporters, including his wife, Rika, organized a monumental ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) revival at the Gateway Center of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority at Keohole Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. For the first time, ever, all the key principles of OTEC convened and said all the right things to assure for the future of this technology. Later today I'll report on the final agreements.
For now, here are a few photos:
Mayor Billy Kenoi was a key figure in planning for the gathering:
Mayor Choukou Taira of Kumejima Town, Okinawa and his staff, all in aloha or kariyushi attire, also participated:
The sister city signing ceremony was particularly memorable:
Andie Gill, looking a lot better than him, represented Governor Neil Abercrombie:
There was Desikan Bharathan of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, who I had not seen in a very long time, was there:
The list of participants was impressive, but I won't mention who they were for fear of leaving someone out. Maybe you'll see them somewhere in the signing ceremony:
Tomorrow, the results.
I celebrated another great sunset at the Sheraton from the Manta Ray bar:
And finished the day with some terrific bar food:
Just another great day in Hawaii. Oh, the tenth anniversary of 9/11 came and went. A Todd Heisler photo:
This was the first Sunday for the NFL, and if you don't know what that stands for, good for you.