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 records the socio-environmental context and early heritage of Hawaii's try and replacement renewable strength assets and effort potency measures for oil imports. It identifies parts of coverage formula the place fresh power options have been potent and parts the place the state's coverage technique used to be both beside the point or restricted by way of political or institutional factors.

Although Hawaii's fresh strength Initiative is a special partnership, formulated to fulfill Hawaii's particular wishes and assets, the coverage approach addressed difficulties which are universal outdoors the kingdom. whereas the case learn includes fresh power regulations, some of the matters are appropriate to public coverage improvement subject matters in different sectors. Examples of those "general curiosity" coverage subject matters include:

• realizing how the political and socioeconomic weather might impact coverage assumptions

• formulating a regulatory and criminal framework for tracking coverage compliance

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

• dealing with conflicts with regulations in different sectors;

• addressing the pursuits of present and destiny stakeholders;

• developing suggestions for public session and knowledge dissemination;

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

• designing functionality and overview metrics for measuring progress.

The booklet is meant to be used in graduate and senior undergraduate classes facing the formula, implementation and effect of public coverage. It additionally offers researchers interested in the advance 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 actual global and the way to beat them. expert policymakers could benefit from an instance of a procedure to create a practicable fresh power policy.

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