Renewable energy policy illuminated in April 21 talk at Hamilton Library

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Apr 13, 2015

Makena Coffman
Makena Coffman

Makena Coffman, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, presents Energy and Greenhouse Gas Policy in Hawaiʻi, on Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. in Hamilton Library Room 301 as part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Faculty Lecture Series.

Hawai‘i has adopted aggressive goals for the adoption of renewable energy. Electric utilities must provide a minimum of 40% of electricity sales through renewable sources by the year 2030. There are voluntary commitments to achieve 65% by this time, and legislative proposals to achieve 100% by 2040.

Coffman will discuss the federal and state policies motivating renewable energy adoption in Hawai‘i as well as alternative scenarios to achieve higher levels of renewable energy, including economic and GHG impacts.

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Coffman is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She teaches graduate courses in environmental planning related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Asia/Pacific Region, energy and environmental policy, and planning methods.

She specializes in economic-environment modeling, holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a PhD in Economics from UH Mānoa. She is a Research Fellow with the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization.

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