Senior Managing Consultant
Margo Bonner

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Margo Bonner supports E3’s Climate Pathways and Electrification practice area where she works with regulatory bodies, policymakers, utilities and businesses to understand how our energy sector will transform and adapt in a low-carbon future. Margo brings over nine years of experience in program design and evaluation, policy analysis, and consulting. Prior to joining E3, Margo worked at Opinion Dynamics, where she conducted market assessments and evaluations of customer-facing DER programs, primarily within the non-residential sector.

Margo is well-versed in the interpretation, analysis, and visualization of data, and her favorite part of her work is when she is translating quantitative research into meaningful and actionable insights for her clients. Margo is deeply committed to the decarbonization of our energy system to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and she believes that unbiased empirical research is critical for determining the policy interventions and strategies that will enable this.

Margo is an east coast transplant living in sunny San Diego. In her free time, Margo enjoys cooking, reading, and, above all else, spending time with her beloved black lab, Maddie.

Education: MA, International Politics & Public Policy, University of California, San Diego; BS, International Security Studies, Georgetown University


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.