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09/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/10/2019 17:11

Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Seeking Nominations for Advisory Group

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in News

Hawaii State Energy Office
For Immediate Release: September 10, 2019

HONOLULU-The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) is seeking nominations for participants to be members of an Advisory Group to provide input to the HCEI Executive Management Team (EMT). Nomination forms can be downloaded at the HCEI Advisory Group web page.

The Advisory Group will consist of up to 16 voting members selected from the following stakeholder groups: government, economic development, utility, non-profit, community, academia and private industry. The Advisory Group will report to the EMT on issues and challenges relevant to the pursuit of Hawaii's clean energy goals.

HCEI is a partnership launched by State of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy in 2008 to provide a comprehensive framework to pursue their joint clean energy goals and serve as model to catalyze similar efforts nationally and abroad. HCEI brings together policymakers, business leaders and concerned citizens committed to leading Hawaii's energy independence.

The nomination period closes Sept. 30, 2019. Applicants in 2019 will be assigned a term of 1, 2 or 3 years. Beginning in 2021 Advisory Group members will serve 3-year staggered terms.

About the Hawaii State Energy Office
The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is a division of the state's Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. With the state's goal to reach 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2045, HSEO is leading the state's charge toward clean energy independence. HSEO is committed to developing and deploying high impact solutions that will maximize Hawaii's renewable energy resources and improve efficiency and transportation standards. Through effective policies and innovative programs, HSEO has positioned Hawaii port as a leader in clean energy innovation, which will generate quality jobs, attract investment opportunities and accelerate economic growth. For more information, visit energy.hawaii.gov

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