Blogs

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 …

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Cost-Effectiveness of Herbicide Ballistic Technology to Control Miconia in Hawaii

By James Leary, Kimberly Burnett and Christopher Wada UHERO is working with Dr. James Leary …

State Policy Index: BEVs

The Role of Policy and Peers in EV Adoption

By Sherilyn Wee, Makena Coffman and Sumner LaCroix Electric vehicles (EVs) can be a cleaner …

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Science and Community Engagement to Improve Water Management in Hawaii

‘Ike Wai (from the Hawaiian ‘ike, meaning knowledge, and wai, meaning water) is a five-year …