Environmental Law Program

ELP Colloquium: Professor Fred Bosselman on Hawai’i’s Energy Plan

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, ELP hosted Professor Fred Bosselman looked at Hawaiʻi’s state energy plan, which seeks to generate 40% of the state’s energy from renewable resources, and asked whether it was akamai or lōlō.

Professor Bosselman questioned whether Hawai’i’s energy plan considered the land use, cultural, and environmental impact of such massive development. He proceeded to point to energy efficiency as an area of importance. Professor Bosselman pushed the students to look for opportunities for conservation, even at UH.

Professor Bosselman is a Professor of Law Emeritus at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent College of Law and specializes in energy and environmental law. He is co-author of the casebook Energy, Economics and the Environment and the books The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development and Managing Tourism Growth. He is a member of the board of the Sonoran Institute and the Santa Lucia Conservancy and formerly served on the board of directors of the National Audubon Society and as president of the American Planning Association.

For a video of the Colloquium, please click here. You may have to scroll down the page to find it.