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Island Energy Inquiry - Teaching Science as Inquiry Professional Development (Supplemental Lectures)

Thoughts on Policies and Technologies For a Sustainable Future

Dr. Terry Surles
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1680 East West Road, POST 109
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: surles@hawaii.edu

Dr. Surles gives an overview of sustainable energy science and some of the technologies being developed to ameliorate the issues associated with climate change. His presentation on policies and technologies for a sustainable future is an excellent thought provoking piece for classroom discussions.

 

Dr. Maxine Burkett
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy
William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Hawai'i, Manoa
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: burkettm@hawaii.edu

Dr. Burkett is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy. Her presentation is on how Hawaii can adapt through policy and behavioral changes to energy and climate issues.

 

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Dr. Gerard Nihous
Ocean and Resources Engineering
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1680 East West Road, POST 115
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: nihous@hawaii.edu

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) – Dr. Nihous’ presentation talks about using temperature differentials in the ocean to produce electricity.

 

Photovoltaic Electricity in Hawaii

Dr. Eric Miller
Associate Researcher
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean And Earth Science And Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1680 East West Road, POST 112B
Honolulu, HI 96822

Dr. Miller’s presentation on Solar Energy includes the basics of using solar energy, in the form of photovoltaics, solar fuel (biomass) and solar thermal.