Welcome to the Hawai'i Energy Policy Forum

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2023, Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (HEPF) involves representatives from the electric utilities, oil and natural gas suppliers, environmental and community groups, renewable energy industry, academia, and federal, state and local government: all working together to seek smart energy solutions to sustain a healthy prosperous, and secure Hawaii. The Forum’s mission is to share ideas and information, recommend and advocate policies and initiatives, and promote civic action to achieve a clean and sustainable energy future for Hawaii. To this end, it conducts research, briefings, forums for informative and deliberative dialogue and policy development, annual legislative briefings, and outreach and public education.

Mark Glick, HEPF Chair


HEPF is chaired by Energy Policy and Innovation Specialist Mark Glick, a tenure track member of the faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who oversees energy policy and innovation and coordinates State and University of Hawaii assets towards fulfillment of Hawaii’s bold goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045. Additionally, he supports similar energy transformation objectives in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.


Glick previously served five years as Administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office, where he led Hawaii’s internationally regarded clean energy transformation efforts.  He was a key contributor to passage of the nation’s first 100 percent renewable portfolio standard and interim goal of 30 percent RPS by 2020; leading the nation for five consecutive years in the per capita value of energy savings performance contracts. As State Energy Administrator, he spearheaded a statewide Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement process to examine the potential environmental impacts of energy efficiency activities and renewable energy technologies. Professor Glick has served as Vice Chair of the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), advocating to Congress and federal agencies for clean energy on behalf of 56 states and US territories.

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What is HEPF?
The Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (HEPF) brings together energy stakeholders through the facilitation of committees and legislative briefings. Check out the About page for our history.

What does hepf do?

The Hawai’i Energy Policy Forum enables informed decisions to advance Hawai’i’s clean energy future by convening a collaborative network of stakeholders for fact finding, analysis, information sharing, and advocacy.

What information is on this website?

This website is a resource for HEPF members and community members interested in energy policy. The website contains policy analysis, energy news, and information on HEPF events.

Can I make a difference in my community?

YES! Hawaii has a commitment to a 100% renewable energy portfolio by 2045, but that is only possible with engaged and active communities. Individuals make sure that Hawaii stays on the forefront of the clean energy transition.

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