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Even though the power facility damaged by last year’s lava flows is expected to be “operational” by year’s end, it’s facing challenges.
Bills moving through the Hawaii Legislature call for the state to adopt California’s appliance efficiency standards. It’s a no-brainer, folks.
Several measures in the Legislature give the public a chance to weigh in on what could be a sweeping environmental policy reform.
The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is far ahead of the statewide schedule for conversion to alternative energy sources for producing electricity.
They’re asking the Public Utilities Commission not to green-light more projects until environmental concerns are addressed.
North Shore residents used to be mostly OK with the Waimea Bay wind farm. Now they’re not so sure.
There is no public health threat from the discharge at the facility, which expects to start generating power by burning wood sometime in December.
Some residents and environmental groups continue fighting the conversion of an old coal-powered plant into a wood-burning facility.
But experts say there is a silver lining: higher fuel prices will make renewable energy sources in Hawaii even more competitive.
A facility that plans to burn 30 truckloads of eucalyptus logs daily requires massive amounts of water for cooling.
In a “conservation conundrum,” projects to produce more clean energy are a threat to Hawaii’s only native land mammal.