Scott Glenn

Hawaii State Energy Office
Chief Energy Officer

Scott Glenn serves as the Chief Energy Officer for the State of Hawaii. Gov. David Ige appointed Scott in October 2019 and the State Senate confirmed him in February 2020. Scott is responsible for the overall fulfillment of the Energy Office’s mission to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation to help achieve a resilient, clean energy, decarbonized economy. As the Chief Energy Officer, Scott also serves as Gov. Ige’s representative to the UN Conference of Parties climate negotiations, Under2 Coalition, the US Climate Alliance, and other institutions to advance Hawaii’s climate, energy, and clean economy goals. Scott also served as the Director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC). While there, he developed and led a consensus-oriented, innovative approach to update the 22-year-old administrative rules for the environmental impact statement process. While OEQC director, Scott co-led Governor’s Sustainable Hawaii Initiative and was a key member in developing Gov. Ige’s national and international climate policy. Prior to state government, Scott worked in the private sector for a global architecture and engineering firm specializing in environmental policy and asset management. He worked on numerous energy projects there including solar, hydropower, geothermal, and the infrastructure to enhance energy security and reduce environmental risk. Scott also worked on projects to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies into asset management tools and served as team lead on various socio-economic and climate impact assessment