Sophie Cocke

Sophie Cocke is a former reporter for Civil Beat.

December 2011

Saturday, December 31

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Jan. 2-8

Thursday, December 29

Third Monk Seal Found Dead on Molokai

Wednesday, December 28

Abercrombie: The State Saved $20 Million Through Energy Efficiency Efforts

Abercrombie: Hawaii Second In Nation for Energy Savings Per Capita

Tuesday, December 27

Abercrombie: Hawaii Second In Nation for Solar

Friday, December 23

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Dec. 26-Jan. 1

2011 Year in Review — Land

Hawaii Cracks Down on Beachfront Property Owners in Kahala

Thursday, December 22

State Wrestles With How To Make Developers Keep Their Promises

Tuesday, December 20

Hawaii Astronomers and Animals Vexed by Oahu’s Blazing Lights

Friday, December 16

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Dec. 19-Dec. 25

Ernie Els Golf Course Has Yet to Deliver on Ewa Community Benefits

Wednesday, December 14

Ewa Developer’s Switch from Marina to Lagoon Raises Legal Issues

Tuesday, December 13

Oahu’s North Shore To Host Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm

Friday, December 9

Permanent Crackdown On Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Partying Expected Friday

Thursday, December 8

Hawaii Land Blog — Environment, Energy and Sustainability — Dec. 12-Dec. 18

Hawaii Ag Corporation Ousts Longtime Director in Controversial Vote

Monday, December 5

Thielen Takes Stand Against Added Protections for Hawaii Monk Seal

Saturday, December 3

Lingle: Feds Didn’t Give Enough Notice On Monk Seal Rule

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30

Hawaii Utility Regulators’ Lack Of Data Is ‘Troubling’

PUC Eases Rules For Small Solar Projects

Time Running Out For Hawaii Wind Farm Grant

Tuesday, November 29

Lingle Opposes Proposed Expansion of Monk Seal Protections

The Fate Of Lanai Hinges On A Los Angeles Real Estate Tycoon

Wednesday, November 23

Influential Environmental Group Opposes Honolulu Rail Project

Japan-U.S. Smart Grid Project To Be Sited on Maui

Tuesday, November 22

Sempra’s Giant Solar Farm Unlikely Replacement for Molokai Big Wind

New State Land Development Head Known as Listener

Monday, November 21

First Head of New State Land Agency Confirmed

Saturday, November 19

Kauai Pushes for Ban on Aquarium Trade

Tuesday, November 15

VIDEO — Newsmaker: Hawaii and Energy with Mark Glick

Monday, November 14

Energy Crisis Looming For Asia-Pacific Region

Sunday, November 13

The Big Day of APEC Protests Passes Peacefully

Thursday, November 10

Up in the Air: Still No Easy Answers For Big Wind

Wednesday, November 9

Up In The Air: Will Molokai’s Resistance Save It From Big Wind?

Monday, November 7

Up In The Air: Big Wind Divides Lanai Community

Tuesday, November 1

Inouye Steps Up With Money for Tsunami Debris Cleanup

Hawaiian Electric to Keep Importing Biofuel

October 2011

Friday, October 28

Akaka Proposes Bill to Combat Invasive Species

Wednesday, October 26

Japanese Tsunami Debris Lacks Cleanup Plan, Funding

Tuesday, October 25

Hoopili Opponents: 30,000 Homes Shovel-Ready in Ewa Area

Monday, October 24

AG, DLNR Back Pedal On Problems With Land Development Corp

Friday, October 21

NOAA: Americans Willing to Pay $33 Billion to Protect Hawaii’s Reefs

New Hearing for Hoopili Grows Heated

Thursday, October 20

State Says it Will Sample Blue Marlin Jerky

Hawaii has the Highest Electricity Rates in the Nation

Wednesday, October 19

Residential Audits Threaten Future of Hawaii Solar Industry

Monday, October 17

High Levels of Mercury Found in Hawaii Fish Jerky

Sunday, October 16

Geothermal Push Makes for Strange Bedfellows

Saturday, October 15

Hawaiian Electric Seeks New Energy Supply

Friday, October 14

Friend or Foam: For Hawaii’s Marine Life, Plastic Foam is a Foe

Thursday, October 13

SunPower Gains Approval for Kalaeloa Solar Project

Wednesday, October 12

Environmental Groups Wary of Who Will Head New State Land Agency

Tuesday, October 11

Aina Koa Pono Slams State Regulators for Rejecting Biofuels Contract

Monday, October 10

Hawaii Ag Officials Hope to Save Coffee Farms from Spreading Beetle Scourge

Friday, October 7

Hawaii Agency Tasked with Developing State Lands Could Grind to a Halt

Thursday, October 6

New Commissioner Brings Deep Resume, Distinct Ideas to Energy Debate

Kauai Scraps Biomass Plant for Solar Farm

Tuesday, October 4

Army Can’t Say Whether Hawaii Seafood Is Safe

Saturday, October 1

New State Lands Agency Violates Abercrombie Order on Public Meetings

September 2011

Friday, September 30

Hawaii Plants and Animals Closer To Protected Status

Aina Koa Pono Contract Rejected

Biofuels Company Wins Hawaii Contract

Wednesday, September 28

Struggles May Be Ending For Kauai Biomass Plant

Tuesday, September 27

Hawaii’s Corals Could be Listed as Endangered Species

Hawaii Prison Farms Grow Their Own Produce

Conservation Groups Drop Lawsuit against Kauai Utility

Friday, September 23

Hawaii’s Clean Energy Policy is the Nation’s Most Aggressive

Wednesday, September 21

Who Controls the Mineral Rights to Hawaiian Home Lands?

Sunday, September 18

VIDEO: TJ Glauthier Says Kuokoa Plan Feasible

Saturday, September 17

Hawaii Gov Orders Boards to Post Agendas Online

Friday, September 16

Energy and Oil: Hawaii’s Faustian Bargain

Wednesday, September 14

James Woolsey on Kuokoa, Hawaii’s Energy Options

Tuesday, September 13

LIVE BLOG: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit

State Lawmakers Threaten to Fight Proposed Monk Seal Protections

Saturday, September 10

State Gives Opponents of Hoopili a Seat at the Table

Friday, September 9

Hawaii’s Sunshine Law Doesn’t Cast Much Light on Government Meetings

Tuesday, September 6

Hawaiian Nene Being Kicked Off Kauai

Friday, September 2

Hoopili Opponent: Aloun Farms is the Best Farmland in State

Thursday, September 1

Local ‘Ag’ Strives to Meet Hawaii’s Energy Needs

August 2011

Tuesday, August 30

State Needs Executive Director to Spearhead Public Land Development

Monday, August 29

Rail Opponents: Environmental Groups Oppose Heavy Rail

Sunday, August 28

Hawaii Public Kept in Dark about Hospital Infections

Thursday, August 25

Hawaii Regulators Shoot Down HECO Request to Reconsider ‘Big Wind’

Hawaii Biofuels Plant Passes Hurdle

It’s a New Day at Turtle Bay

Tuesday, August 23

Hate Crimes Against Papayas and Goats?

Kuokoa Board Members Headline Hawaii Energy Conference

Hawaii Development Corp. Trips Over Sunshine Law

Saturday, August 20

Hawaii PUC Lags Far Behind Other States

Wednesday, August 17

EPA Worries Maui Wastewater Threatens Drinking Water

Tuesday, August 16

Proposed Protections for Hawaii Monk Seals Could Have Broad Implications

A Hawaii Carbon Tax?

Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Rules Missing In Action

Friday, August 12

Fishermen Oppose Extra Protections for Hawaiian Monk Seals

Thursday, August 11

Hawaii Biofuels Option Could Prove Costly

Honolulu Opposes Hee’s Intervention in Hoopili

Wednesday, August 10

Hawaii Dumps 1,000s of Gallons of Water into Maxed-Out Sewage System

Friday, August 5

Proposed Big Island Biofuel Plant Attracts Strong Supporters, Vocal Skeptics

DISCUSSION: Hawaii Fishing

Thursday, August 4

Environmental Groups Move to Thwart Hawaii Caged Fishing Operation

Honolulu Residents Sound Alarm Over Controversial Weed Killer in Parks

Tuesday, August 2

Pacific Biodiesel Lands Second Biofuels Contract

Low Turnout for Honolulu Sewage Sludge Meeting

July 2011

Saturday, July 30

Warm Hawaii Government Offices Chill AC Sting

Friday, July 29

Abercrombie’s Energy Plan Is Nowhere in Sight

Thursday, July 28

HECO Wants Regulators to Rethink Big Wind Ruling

Wednesday, July 27

‘Big Wind’ Project Faces Mounting Uncertainty

Tuesday, July 26

Hawaii Expands ‘Big Wind’ Project to Include Other Renewable Sources

Saturday, July 23

Hawaii Coffee Farmers Call for Nationwide Boycott of Safeway Stores

Friday, July 22

More States Turn to Private Companies to Develop Public Lands

New Law Jumpstarts Hawaii Land Development

Thursday, July 21

Sierra Club Poised to Strike Again

Tuesday, July 19

Committee Expands Search for New Landfill Site

The Solar Industry vs. HECO – Not So Hostile

Saturday, July 16

Honolulu: Give Us More Time at Waimanalo Gulch

Friday, July 15

Hawaii PUC Denies Molokai ‘Big Wind’ Deal

Thursday, July 14

Kauai Utility Averts Hydro Challenge — Again

Wednesday, July 13

Controlling the Damage at Kaena Point