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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Governor appoints Scott Glenn as CEO of the Hawaii State Energy Office

Posted on Sep 26, 2019 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige has tapped Scott Glenn to serve as the chief energy officer of the Hawai‘i State Energy Office. Glenn has served as director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) since 2015, where he led the modernization of the state environmental review process by developing new administrative rules and updating best practices.

In addition, Scott was the co-chair of the Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative, and liaison to the U.S. Climate Alliance – a coalition of U.S. governors committed to the Paris Agreement. In these roles, he worked with state, county, and federal agencies, as well as communities across the state, and stakeholders nationally and internationally to coordinate state policy development on energy, climate change, and key sustainability initiatives.

“The newly created Hawai‘i State Energy Office will lead Hawai‘i in implementing our goals on clean energy, clean transportation, and a clean, resilient economy. I am confident that Scott will bring the same balanced, innovative, collaborative perspective to move us forward as we strive to reach our goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045,” said Gov. Ige.

“Hawai‘i has shown tremendous leadership through the years on energy and climate change. I am deeply honored and humbled for Gov. Ige to entrust me with these critical initiatives for Hawai‘i’s future. I look forward to working with everyone to implement our ambitious clean energy and decarbonization goals,” said Glenn.

Glenn’s appointment is effective Oct. 16, 2019 and is subject to Senate confirmation.

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