VIDEO — Newsmaker: Hawaii and Energy with Mark Glick

Civil Beat

UPDATED 11/16/11 12:45 p.m.

Editor's Note: Civil Beat interviewed Mark Glick on Wednesday at noon. You can watch a video recording of the interview below.

Mark Glick is the new head of the state energy office. He joined us in the Civil Beat newsroom.

From the controversies swirling around Big Wind to the new push for geothermal development, we’ll cover key topics facing Hawaii’s push toward renewable energy sources.

Is the state really faced with an energy crisis that could cause major damage to our economy in the coming years? Will Hawaii’s islands soon be connected by undersea cables capable of transmitting electricity?

We’ll find out more about who Glick is and what his plans are for the state energy office.

And fresh off APEC, where energy security was one of the conference’s major themes, we’ll find out if there were any takeaways for Hawaii.

Glick takes over from Estrella Seese who held the interim position after Ted Peck left to join Kuokoa, a start-up company that's trying to take over Hawaiian Electric Co.

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