Energy and Greenhouse Gas Policy in Hawaii

April 21, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library 301

Spring 2015 UHM Faculty Lecture Series: Sharing Our Work and Knowledge

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Policy in Hawaii

Speaker: Dr. Makena Coffman

Description: Hawai‘i has adopted aggressive goals for the adoption of renewable energy. Electric utilities must provide a minimum of 40% of electricity sales through renewable sources by the year 2030. There are voluntary commitments to achieve 65% by this time, and legislative proposals to achieve 100% by 2040.

Dr. Coffman will discuss the federal and state policies motivating renewable energy adoption in Hawai‘i as well as alternative scenarios to achieve higher levels of renewable energy, including economic and GHG impacts.

About Dr. Coffman: Makena Coffman is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She teaches graduate courses in environmental planning related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Asia/Pacific Region, energy and environmental policy, and planning methods. She specializes in economic-environment modeling, holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a Research Fellow with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization.

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