1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar

Products

Keep up to date with the latest UHERO products.

RECENT POSTS

UHERO County Forecast: Counties see synchronized slowing

UHERO State Forecast Update: Recent data confirm weaker growth

The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants

UHERO Brief: Four Alternative Models for Regulating an Investor Owned Utility of the Future

Is Leasehold Housing Built on Government Land a Solution to Unaffordable Housing in Honolulu?

UHERO State Forecast Update: Economy slows markedly. Is more in store?

Charting a New Course For Hawai‘i Tourism

The Role of Electricity prices in Structural Transformation: Evidence from the Philippines

Identifying Areas of Cost-effective Watershed Management for Groundwater Recharge Protection on Hawai‘i island

Annual Hawaii Forecast with Asia-Pacific Outlook: Moderation Ahead as Business Cycle Matures


CATEGORIES

> ALL CATEGORIES


Forecasts

Media

UHERO Briefs

Annual Reports

Hawaii's Economy

Hawaii's Environment

Hawaii's People

Project Environment

UHERO Working Papers

Arik, Aida

Bonham, Carl

Bremer, Leah

Brucal, Arlan

Burnett, Kimberly

Cintina, Inna

Coffman, Makena

Endress, Lee

Energy Policy & Planning Group

Environmental Valuation

Food and Agriculture

Fripp, Matthias

Fuleky, Peter

Gangnes, Byron

Governing Green Power

Halliday, Timothy

Hirashima, Ashley

Invasive Species

Jones, James

Kato, Andrew

Konan, Denise

Kwak, Sally

LaCroix, Sumner

Lee, Sang-Hyop

Leung, PingSun

Lynham, John

Mak, James

Page, Jonathan

Presentations

Project UH

Roberts, Michael

Roumasset, James

Russo, Gerard

Sustainability

Tarui, Nori

UHERO Reports

Wada, Christopher

Water Resources

Wee, Sherilyn


ARCHIVE

January 2019

January 2018

February 2017

January 2016

January 2015

January 2014

July 2013

April 2012

February 2011

June 2010

April 2009

May 2008

June 2007

February 2006

November 2005

March 2004

July 2003

October 2002

May 2001

April 2000

December 1999

February 1998

April 1997

October 1996

March 1995


*/?>

UHERO Brief: An Economic and GHG Analysis of LNG in Hawaii

Hawaii currently meets the majority of its electricity needs through oil-fired generation – causing rates to be nearly four times the national average. In response to rising oil prices and in line with State-led action combating climate change, Hawaii is aggressively pursuing alternative sources of energy for its electric sector. Hawaii’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) states that utilities must meet 40% of electricity sales with renewable sources of energy by the year 2030; however, the remaining 60% can come from fossil fuels. Lower natural gas prices as a result of the “shale gas revolution” is in part why the State and key stakeholders are deliberating importing large amounts of natural gas in liquefied form (liquefied natural gas or LNG) for use in the electric sector.

This study builds upon past Hawaii-based LNG studies and extends the analysis by assessing both the macroeconomic and electricity sector impacts of using natural gas for power generation. We draw upon two recent studies, by Facts Global Energy (2012) and Galway Energy Advisors (2013) for price estimates. In addition to economic outcomes, this study estimates GHG emissions impacts as well as qualitatively discusses other environmental impacts related to the extraction of natural gas.


UHERO BRIEF

 

Read the full report here


« view all products