In this age of overwhelming global issues, a mind set of global thinking along with local action is essential. This means conservation in the home with energy efficient appliances, lighting and insulation combined with energy independence on a household level through decentralized renewable power production.
Living on Maui, we have seen the cost of electricity increase by 40% in the last year and a half. This is a glimpse of what is to come. Installing photo-voltaic power panels on your house can greatly reduce or nearly eliminate your electric bill, and buffer you from the unstable prices of fossil fuels.