Hannah Platter

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Hannah Platter

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Hannah Platter supports E3’s analysis on a wide variety of topics related to electrification. Their recent experience includes several projects focused on the bill impacts and customer affordability questions related to building electrification. They came to E3 after graduating from Smith College where they completed a capstone project that worked with a local agricultural tech start-up to create a gas separation proof of concept. Hannah brings a research background in Environmental Justice and has worked on research projects through the University of Vermont, including reviewing city plans to evaluate their diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice strengths.

Hannah was drawn to this work through a desire to make meaningful progress on the path to decarbonization. They are particularly interested in using their background in analytical problem solving to help find solutions to the big problems that E3 tackles. Hannah continues to be excited and inspired by the work that E3 does and the impact that it has toward securing a more sustainable future.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time in nature, skiing, reading, and learning Yiddish.

Education: BS, Engineering Sciences, Jewish Studies, Smith College


Hawaiʻi Pathways to Decarbonization | Hawaiʻi State Energy Office, 2023

E3 supported the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office in the development of a report to the State Legislature evaluating long-term pathways to economywide decarbonization in Hawaiʻi and recommending new policies to ensure the achievement of the state’s decarbonization goals. E3 supported the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office in this effort by developing long-term decarbonization scenarios using the PATHWAYS model to explore the tradeoffs between different pathways to achieving Hawaiʻi’s goals.

The report affirms and recommends maintaining the state’s economy-wide emissions reduction target of 50% by 2030, relative to 2005 levels. The analysis shows that while challenging to achieve, with high levels of energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, and natural carbon sinks, among other measures, this ambitious goal is within reach.

Read the detailed project description.