Scott Glenn is the Chief Energy Officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office, a post he was appointed to on October 16, 2019 by Gov. David Ige. As the CEO, Scott develops, manages, and implements statewide programs for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation to help achieve a resilient clean energy economy.

Scott 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. As the OEQC Director, Scott advised the Governor on environmental quality. He was tasked with public education and outreach, conducting research, submitting and providing testimony on legislative initiatives, recommending programs, and providing advice and assistance regarding Hawaii’s environmental review process. Scott also sat as an ex officio voting member on the Environmental Council, the Advisory Committee on Plants and Animals, and the Emergency Response Commission.

In addition, Scott was the co-chair of the Sustainable Hawaii 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.

Scott received his Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii in 2009. Scott specializes in asset management, environmental planning and compliance, environmental review, and climate change adaptation planning.

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