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Natural Resources Section Meeting

On Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the Natural Resources Section (NRS) will hold its monthly brown bag lunch meeting from 12:00 to 1:00pm at the HSBA conference room, located on the 10th floor of Alakea Corporate Tower, 1100 Alakea Street.

NRS will host guest speaker Hermina Morita, Chair of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, who will present: "The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission - Implementing Hawaii's Clean Energy Future."

Chair Morita was appointed and confirmed in mid-March 2011 after resigning her seat as a State Representative representing East and North Kauai. She served as a legislator for fifteen years, thirteen years as the Chair of the House Energy & Environmental Protection Committee. As a Legislator, Chair Morita worked to enact many significant energy policies such as net energy metering, renewable portfolio standards, energy efficiency portfolio standards, codifying the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative, greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and dedicated funding for energy and food security programs through a carbon tax on petroleum products. Now, as Chair of the PUC, she works to implement and align a regulated utility's performance to carry out these important public policies.

Tue Jul 5, 2011