Clean Energy from the Earth, Wind and Sun: Learning from by William S. Pintz, Hermina Morita


By William S. Pintz, Hermina Morita

This e-book files the socio-environmental context and early heritage of Hawaii's try to replacement renewable strength resources and effort potency measures for oil imports. It identifies parts of coverage formula the place fresh strength thoughts have been potent and components the place the state's coverage technique used to be both beside the point or limited by way of political or institutional factors.

Although Hawaii's fresh strength Initiative is a different partnership, formulated to fulfill Hawaii's particular wishes and assets, the coverage method addressed difficulties which are universal open air the kingdom. whereas the case examine contains fresh power regulations, a number of the matters are appropriate to public coverage improvement themes in different sectors. Examples of those "general curiosity" coverage issues include:

• realizing how the political and socioeconomic weather could effect coverage assumptions

• formulating a regulatory and felony framework for tracking coverage compliance

• designing and realizing the results of subsidy and tax-incentive policies

• dealing with conflicts with rules in different sectors;

• addressing the pursuits of latest and destiny stakeholders;

• developing ideas for public session and data dissemination;

• utilizing exterior services from govt organizations, educational associations and personal consultants;

• designing functionality and overview metrics for measuring progress.

The publication is meant to be used in graduate and senior undergraduate classes facing the formula, implementation and influence of public coverage. It additionally offers researchers curious about the improvement and implementation of unpolluted power with a consultant to the hurdles more likely to be encountered in relocating innovation from the technical sphere to the sensible genuine global and the way to beat them. specialist policymakers could benefit from an instance of a procedure to create a viable fresh power policy.

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Energy efficiency portfolio standards 2008–2014. gov/ dataset/Hawaii-Energy-Efficiency-Portfolio-Standards-EEPS-/qmgs-i7rd/data Hawaii Natural Energy Institute/FGE. (2012a, December). Liquefied Natural Gas for Hawaii: Policy, Economic and Technical Questions, Figure 6. hawaii. pdf Hawaii Natural Energy Institute/FGE (2012b, December), Liquefied Natural Gas for Hawaii: Policy, Economic and Technical Questions Figure 7. hawaii. pdf Public Utilities Commission. (2012–2015). Renewable portfolio standards status—annual reports.

Reflecting its isolation and economic dependency on tourism, air travel represents over 40 % of the total transportation sector demand. 3 Overview of Energy Costs and Prices 17 Fig. 1 Hawaii energy consumption by end use. 3 Overview of Energy Costs and Prices Any overview of Hawaii’s energy sector must address the implications of the state’s near total dependence on foreign petroleum. This dependence results in the highest retail electricity and gasoline prices in the US. 48 per gallon of gasoline.

This definition was quickly adopted as a core element in the HCEI framework. Over time, the term “clean energy” became synonymous with the state’s overall energy strategy and the two terms became interchangeable in policy discussions and political rhetoric. Although a certain elasticity of terminology is probably inevitable, the identification of clean energy with the state’s overall energy strategy produced some curious bedfellows. For example, as we will see in Chap. 5, during the early implementation period the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) became an option for the state.

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