Cynthia Thielen

Bill Would Help Homeowners Leverage Clean Energy Incentives

Bill Would Help Homeowners Leverage Clean Energy Incentives

Despite the bill's benefits for homeowners and Hawaii's clean energy movement, it has stalled in the House. The writer seeks help in keeping the bill alive.
For The Poor And The Mentally Ill, Help In Two Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For The Poor And The Mentally Ill, Help In Two Bills

Generating more funds for rental housing assistance and making it easier to hospitalize the mentally ill could help address Hawaii's homelessness crisis.
Buffer Zones: Protecting Paradise From Restricted Use Pesticides Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Buffer Zones: Protecting Paradise From Restricted Use Pesticides

This is not an agricultural issue, it is a health issue. Hawaii needs to put in place pesticide buffer zones and other protective measures.
Year of Hope for Hemp Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Year of Hope for Hemp

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would authorize the growing of industrial hemp in Hawaii.
Storage Is Key to Hawaii’s Energy Independence Courtesy: Island Pacific Energy

Storage Is Key to Hawaii’s Energy Independence

But HECO has been slow to move forward, preventing residents from reducing their monthly utility bills.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen: Sea Level Rise Is a Serious Issue

Bill would give coordination of state's response to climate change to lieutenant governor.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen: Saving Sand Dunes

New legislation could go far in helping protect Hawaii's coastal areas from rising sea levels.

Hemp and Hawaii: A Winning Combination

HB154 was to allow a two-year hemp phytoremediation and biofuel research project.
‘Dirty 8’ Erode Three Decades Of Landmark Environmental Law

‘Dirty 8’ Erode Three Decades Of Landmark Environmental Law

Don't exempt development from environmental review process.