OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — State seeking chief energy officer to head State Energy Office

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is seeking a motivated and forward-thinking leader to serve as the Chief Energy Office (CEO) and head the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office (HSEO). The CEO will be responsible for accelerating Hawaii’s energy security, guiding the state in reaching its clean energy goals and becoming a carbon neutral economy.

 Act 122 (HB852 HD1 SD1 CD1), which created the new position with the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), was signed by Gov. Ige on June 21, 2019. 

“The Legislature, Executive Branch and community are all aligned and share a clean energy future for our state. Hawaiʻi has been a leader in fighting the climate crisis, and with the right person in this position we can continue to lead the nation and the world,” said Gov. David Ige.

“This is a new era for Hawaiʻi as we pivot to a carbon free, clean energy future. This position will require a knowledgeable, innovative leader committed to working with the community. It’s a rare and unique opportunity to positively change the trajectory of Hawaiʻi,” said Mike McCartney, director, DBEDT.

See link for job posting.

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Media Contact:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]

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