Scott Glenn, the current director of the state’s Office of Environmental Quality Control, will lead the Hawaii State Energy Office as its chief executive officer, the governor’s office announced Thursday.

Glenn has been director of the OEQC since 2015, and also helped to lead the “Sustainable Hawaii Initiative,” which first introduced Hawaii’s ambitious goal of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045.

As head of the state’s energy office, Glenn will be integral in moving the state toward that goal.

A 2018 audit found that the energy office didn’t clearly articulate how, or even if, it was doing its job.

And legislators proposed cutting its budget earlier this year, though in the end that didn’t happen.

The energy office is attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Gov. David Ige began the search for a new CEO in July.

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