Research Papers

Mandatory Food Waste Recycling Ordinance for Large Food Establishments in Honolulu, Hawaii

A recent study by two University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers estimates that more than …

Integrating Renewable Energy with Time Varying Pricing

With increasing adoption of intermittent sources of renewable energy, effective integration is paramount to fully …

Well-Being Assessment in Hawaii Creating community-level composite indices in paradise

The purpose of this report is to provide the necessary foundation for the construction of …

Not All Regions Are Alike: Evaluating the Effect of Oil Price Shocks on Local and Aggregate Economies

Using a sample of 48 contiguous U.S. states for the period 1973-2013, we study how …

Who are Driving Electric Vehicles? An analysis of factors that affect EV adoption in Hawaii

This study uses data on EV registrations by zipcode in Hawaii to analyze a variety …

Variable Pricing and the Cost of Renewable Energy

On a levelized-cost basis, solar and wind power generation are now competitive with fossil fuels, …

Determinants of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Adoption

Hawaii is a leader in distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) adoption. It has the highest rate …

Residential Battery Systems and the Best Time to Invest A case study of Hawaii

Battery storage is a complementary technology to intermittent renewable energy sources. In particular, it pairs …

Joint Management of an Interconnected Coastal Aquifer and Invasive Tree

Kiawe (Prosopis pallida), a mesquite tree considered invasive in many parts of the world including …