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Annual Briefing

Bending the Curve: Energy,
Transportation, and Climate
Change Policy
January 10, 2020
The State Capitol Auditorium

Public Briefing 1:00pm-4:30pm

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HEPF Peer Exchange: Benchmarking Low-Carbon Transportation Policy and Greenhouse Gas Analysis

The Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (HEPF) held its third member-driven peer exchange (co-sponsored by Ulupono Initiative) on December 4, 2019, bringing together over 30 energy organizations to benchmark low-carbon transportation policy and analytical methods to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The goal of this peer exchange was to: learn from each other about international,…

HEPF Peer Exchange: Advancing and Accelerating Hawai’i’s Renewable Energy Goals through Clean Transportation

The Hawai’i Energy Policy Forum (HEPF) held its second member-driven peer exchange on October 10, 2019, with a focus on clean transportation and opportunities for unlocking procurement options for government fleets. Participants from all four Counties and the State government came together to tackle two main objectives: 1) To move towards government procurement…

HEPF Hosts its First Peer Exchange: A Mitigation-Resilience-Equity Nexus Approach to Clean Transportation

HEPF initiated a new program- -member-driven peer exchanges, which are small group policy discussions on specific, shared energy policy and planning issues aimed at encouraging collaborative dialogue to inform policy and action. HEPF’s first peer exchange (co-sponsored by Ulupono Initiative and Hawaii Energy) focused on the Mitigation-Resilience-Equity (M-R-E) Nexus. It was held on September 11,…

2019 Legislative Session Debrief

HEPF moderated Women in Renewable Energy’s (WiRE) legislative session debrief on May 24, 2019. Panelists included Representative Nicole Lowen, Jeannine Souki from Hawaii Gas, Shannon Alivado from Hawaiian Electric, and Melissa Miyashiro from Blue Planet Foundation. Before diving into the discussion, HEPF spoke about the Forum, its new initiatives, and public resources developed by HEPF. To help…

HEPF at the Hawaii Energy Conference

HEPF was a sponsor of the Hawaii Energy Conference held on March 27-28, 2019.  Over 300 energy stakeholders met for thought-provoking dialogue on energy policy. This year’s theme was “Innovation in Practice.” HEPF hosted an outreach booth to highlight the Forum’s activities and resources. Participants were also asked to provide their thoughts on…

HEPF invites Dr. Beverly Scott as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Hawaii Climate Conference

HEPF sponsored Dr. Beverly Scott to present the keynote speech at the Hawaii Climate Conference (Hā O Ke Kai) on January 14, 2019. Over 200 people attended the conference from the public, private, and government sectors. Dr. Scott gave an inspiring speech on how addressing climate change is fundamentally about community building, focusing on people, communities, and outcomes. She noted…

We had a wonderful round of panelists at our #UHHEPF annual briefing who covered topics ranging from climate change policy, roadblocks in electricity & ground transportation to meet our goals, & our recent peer exchange discussions! Can’t wait to see what’s next in 2020!


Thank you to all who attended our #UHHEPF annual briefing. A big mahalo to @GovHawaii @NLowen @EnergyHawaiiGov for their insightful opening remarks & keynote speech on energy, transportation, & climate change policy! Stay tuned for videos and photos on our website!


Join us in the new year at our annual briefing on “Bending the Curve: Energy, Transportation, & Climate Change Policy” on Friday, Jan 10 from 1-4:30pm at the State Capitol Auditorium.

RSVP on eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2Q5QY4B We hope to see you there!

Finished our last peer exchange in our inaugural round! We had great dialogue & information sharing on benchmarking low-carbon transportation policy & the greenhouse gas lifecycle assessment methodology. Stay tuned for our blog post summary!


Check out the #UHHEPF website for our series of blog posts on recent peer exchanges focusing on the #electrification of government fleets & the mitigation-resilience-equity nexus! http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hepf/index.php/updates/

#EoT #EVs #climatechange #transportation #mitigation #resilience #equity

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