What’s New – August 2016

Thanks to those of you who have reached out to ask where my newsletter went. I did not disappear, or go on a grand vacation – I’ve been hard at work and haven’t taken much time to reflect. Maybe it’s my contrarian streak wanting to hunker down when everyone else is at the beach.

I have a few things to share:

First, congratulations to my client, the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, on the release of its Open Solicitation for Financing Arrangements.

With this new solicitation, the State of Hawaii is signaling a new day for its Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program, with increased flexibility to respond to the evolving clean energy market. Please look it over and send your best ideas for helping Hawaii get to 100% clean energy.

Second, I’ve moved into a new office, and its like no office you’ve ever seen. I’ve joined Covo, a coworking space opened by folks who have deep experience in coworking and had a vision to create the ideal coworking space. We have a bar, a coffee shop, and special resources for architects, engineers, and sustainability professionals. The space is a living showroom for West Elm’s new office furniture line, so it looks amazing.

The best part, however, is the community of professionals who work here. I love having architects, sustainability consultants, techies, writers, and a bunch of other great people with whom to bounce ideas around and bond over adult beverages. Please come visit, have a drink, and check out the office of the future.

Third, I am actively expanding my team, with both junior-level support and through alliances with professionals whose expertise complements mine. Miriam Wrobel Consulting can now offer more in-depth solutions and broader advisory services. Let me know where you’re stuck. My team of superheroes may have some bright ideas.

As always, please reach out, whether it’s with questions or just to give me a update on your latest victories or battle scars. As Teddy Roosevelt famously said,

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.

Cheers to the men and women in the arena!


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