Mark Glick is a tenure track faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and University of Hawaii at Manoa, overseeing energy policy and innovation in suppo
Mark Glick is a tenure track faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and University of Hawaii at Manoa, overseeing energy policy and innovation in support of Hawaii’s ambitious energy transformation and similar objectives in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Glick previously served five years as Administrator of the Hawaii State Energy Office where he led Hawaii’s internationally regarded clean energy transformation efforts. He also served as Vice Chair of the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), representing the 56 states and territories with the purpose of advocating for the interests of the state energy offices to Congress and federal agencies. Selected highlights of his tenure as Hawaii’s Energy Administrator include: 1) exceeding Hawaii’s 2015 interim renewable portfolio and energy efficiency portfolio standards; 2) contributing to passage of the nation’s first 100% RPS and interim goal of 30 percent RPS by 2020; 3) leading the nation for five consecutive years in the per capita value of energy savings performance contracts; 4) spearheading the statewide Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement process culminating in publication by the U.S. Department of Energy of a programmatic EIS that examines the potential environmental impacts of energy efficiency activities and renewable energy technologies that could assist the State of Hawaii in meeting its ambitious energy transition goals; and 5) overseeing all energy related regulatory filings and legislative testimony of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
Decarbonizing Hawaii's ground transportation commitments are not only about electrification. What technologies are currently ready and available for implementation in spaces where electrification is not yet viable? What other fuels are going to be available in the coming years? What is the future trajectory of alternative fuel technologies and when will they be cost-effective?