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Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program

 UHERO's Energy and Greenhouse Gas Solutions (EGGS) Program is hosting a presentation by Derrick Sonada, Director of Operations for the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program. Please join us to learn more about this energy program. 

Time: 10AM 
Date: Friday, February 12 
Location: Saunders Hall 515 (Miller Room) 
             2424 Maile Way


Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Hawaii

Dr. Denise Konan, to present at Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability (REIS) Seminar Series.

Hawaii has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. This research presentation uses detailed data on Hawaii's energy infrastructure and economic activities to determine the carbon intensity of Hawaii industries. New results are also presented on the role that visitor expenditures play in Hawaii's GHG emission profile, relative to residential activities.

 


The Economics of Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Hawaii

Dr. Denise Konan, to speak at Hawaii Economic Association luncheon September 24, 2009.

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would put a price on carbon. The State of Hawaii has committed to sharp reductions in carbon emissions, and the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. Come hear the Director of UHERO's EGGS project explain what this transition to clean energy means for Hawaii's people, businesses, workers and visitors?


Roundtable on Sustainability Science

A second Roundtable on Sustainability Science was held in Cebu, Philippines on March 28-29, 2009.

This is a follow-up to the first roundtable on sustainability science held in November 2006 in Tagaytay, Philippines and the International Conference on Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes in Honolulu, Hawaii in November 2007. SEARCA organized the second roundtable to identify collaborative research, capacity building, and other activities that relate to and would enrich sustainability science.


Hawai'i Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile 1990 and 2005

In an effort to effect national and global climate change policy to address the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, the Hawai'i legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2007, Act 234. Act 234 calls for Hawai'i to return its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Here we report an inventory of emissions for the state for 1990 and 2005, and forecast emissions growth out to 2020.

READ REPORT

 

For a preliminary economic analysis of Act 234, Hawaii's renewable portfolio standards (SB 3185), and related issues, see "Policy Options for Greening Hawaii's Carbon and Energy Profiles"

 


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