Hawai'i Energy Policy Forum to hold legislative briefing on clean energy

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Sharon Moriwaki, (808) 956-7070
Associate Director , Public Policy Center
Posted: Jan 9, 2014

What:  The Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (HEPF) is briefing legislators and the public on the state of Hawaiʻi’s clean energy.  Subjects include Barrel Tax, Grid Modernization, Interisland Cable, Local Biofuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, and Transportation. The session is open to the public and media.

When:  Friday, January 10, 2014

            10–11:45 a.m.

Where: Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium

Who: Sen. Mike Gabbard, Energy & Environment Committee; Sen. David Ige, Ways & Means Committee; Rep. Chris Lee, Energy & Environmental Protection Committee; Rep. Sylvia Luke, Finance Committee; Mike Hamnett, Hawaiʻi Energy Policy Forum; Kang Wu, Asia Operations, FACTS Global Energy; Carl Freedman, HEPF Regulatory Reform Working Group; Dawn Lippert, Energy Excelerator, PICHTR; Rick Rocheleau, UH Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute; Mark Glick, State Energy Office; Hermina Morita, Public Utilities Commission; Robert Harris, Sierra Club; Jeffrey Ono, Division of Consumer Advocacy; Scott Seu, Hawaiian Electric Company; Benjamin Sullivan, Kauaʻi County; Kelly King, Pacific Biodiesel; Jay Fidell, ThinkTech Hawaiʻi

Why: The 45-member HEPF, convened and staffed by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, is a unique experiment in inclusive, collaborative energy planning and policy making. The Forum brings together representatives from business, utilities, university, oil refineries, renewable energy companies, government, environmental organizations and the community, including large energy customers. HEPF uses discussion, compromise, and consensus to incorporate many different perspectives and the broadest possible experience into the design of a flexible, forward-looking energy strategy. HEPF annually briefs the Hawaiʻi State Legislature and the public on the status of clean energy for Hawai‘i since 2005.

Please see attached agenda.

Notes: Information on the Hawaiʻi Energy Policy Forum, including a list of members, the Forum’s 10-Point Plan, and more: www.hawaiienergypolicy.hawaii.edu/.