Blogs

Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulate

By Tim Halliday, John Lynham, and Aureo de Paula Since its inception, the Environmental Protection …

The social cost of renewable electricity relative to a fossil future with flat pricing.

Variable Pricing and the Cost of Renewable Power

By Michael Roberts How much will it cost to eliminate use of fossil fuels? There …

Is the Hawaii Convention Center Profitable?

By James Mak In his testimony before the House Committee on Tourism on February 13, …

Performance Incentive Mechanisms

A Pocket Full of PIMs

By Michael Roberts In the arcane parlance of utility regulation, PIMs are “Performance Incentive Mechanisms.” …

AAA Bond Rating Sign

Should regulators fear bond-rating agencies?

By Michael Roberts It seems that our political and administrative leaders worry about the bond …

Coral reef areas vulnerable to land-based nutrients and priority land areas at Hā‘ena and Ka‘ūpūlehu

Linking land and sea to inform ahupua‘a (ridge-to-reef) management in Hawai‘i – NSF Coastal SEES

By Jade Delevaux A community member from Haʻēna, located on the windward side of Kauaʻi …

Tradeoffs and synergies among different values with land use options in North Kona

Bringing multiple values to the table in local decision making – NSF Coastal SEES

By Leah Bremer “Want to carry one up?” the natural resource management team with Limahuli …

Hawaii’s Electricity Generation Portfolio, 2016

Bringing together energy and climate change policy

By Sherilyn Wee We hear a lot about Hawaii’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) which requires …

State Government Revenue Sources

State governments raise revenue from a variety of sources, with most revenue coming from personal …