GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Author: Galen Hon

Galen Hon
Galen Hon is a consultant specializing in air quality and energy efficiency climate for the freight and maritime industry. He has over eighteen years of experience in environmental research, policy, and strategy. Galen most recently led the Shipping Program for the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon War Room, a non-partisan think tank-and-do tank that develops market-based approaches to accelerate a move to greater efficiency and sustainable energy. In recent years, he led the development of cutting-edge tools and strategies to improve ship efficiency, facilitated high-level conversations on industry decarbonization, and advised the White House on maritime climate policy. Galen’s past career includes work with Starcrest Consulting, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Port of Tacoma. He has worked on projects for a broad range of clients in the public and private sector and has advised the IMO ports delegation on climate and air quality issues for the last 5 years. Galen holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon and dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Humanities from Seattle University.

Beyond low-sulfur and high-technology

energy

Galen Hon, Principal at the PoliSea Group, provides forecast about the future of energy in shipping taking into account the disruptive changes that have started to affect industry as well. High technology shows the path towards a decarbonized future offering many options such as hydrogen power. Mr. Hon believes that we are not far away from the transition to the hydrogen era and he emphasizes that flexibility in design is needed more than ever for a successful energy evolution.

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