Energy Policy

UHERO fellows conduct research to evaluate impacts of past and prospective energy-related policies, and engage with policymakers and stakeholders on contemporary and emerging energy issues, such as renewable energy and associated clean air goals, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and carbon taxes.

An Assessment Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions-Weighted Clean Energy Standards

Published in the journal Energy Policy, this paper quantifies the relative cost-savings of utilizing a greenhouse gas emissions-weighted Clean Energy Standard (CES) in comparison to …

Going green: Green jobs in Hawaii

According to a March 22, 2012 press release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2010 there were 3.1 million “green” jobs in the United States …

Dr. Makena Coffman named new Director of Energy and Greenhouse Gas Solutions (EGGS)

UHERO is pleased to introduce our new Director of Energy and Greenhouse Gas Solutions (EGGS), Dr. Makena Coffman. Dr. Coffman is a UHERO Research Fellow and …

UHERO EGGS Team Presents On Capitol Hill

March 27 – 29, 2011: Members of the UHERO EGGS team went to Washington DC to present at a symposium and Capitol Hill poster session …

UHM participate in The Climate Registry

Craig Coleman, UHERO GHG Research Analyst for the Energy and Greenhouse Gas Solutions Program, contributed to an article in The Implementor, a monthly newsletter published by the American …

Targeting Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions: Emission Forecasts and Their Implications for Act 234

Act 234 calls for the state of Hawai‘i to return its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Under a business as usual …

Analysis of Introduction of Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles to Honolulu

The primary aim of this study is to understand the benefits and barriers which might be associated with the introduction of PHEV technology to Hawaii. …

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 …

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 …