Ask an Expert: Legislating a Just Transition in State Government
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Hawaii is one of the states leading the nation on a just transition to 100% renewable energy and net-negative carbon emissions, but like many others, it has also been experiencing growing income inequality. Hawaii has been a model for other states working to solve the same issues. Hawaii State Senator Chris Lee was the youngest official elected to the State House of Representatives when he took office in 2008. Now a State Senator working with policymakers in other states on climate and energy issues, he is on the front lines making Hawaii’s climate and energy gains benefit everyone. He is prepared to answer your questions about challenges and opportunities facing states, from distributed energy and grid modernization to the Inflation Reduction Act and green jobs.