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Hu Honua Attorneys Appeal To Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hu Honua Attorneys Appeal To Hawaii Supreme Court

Honua Ola Bioenergy is asking the high court to vacate and reverse a Public Utilities Commission decision that blocks the Big Island plant from operating.

‘It’s All Connected’: Hawaii’s First Large-Scale Food Waste Composter Touts A Host Of Benefits Courtesy: Ricky Thomas/2021

‘It’s All Connected’: Hawaii’s First Large-Scale Food Waste Composter Touts A Host Of Benefits

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and partners launched a composting operation in Waimanalo that they hope will revolutionize the way Oahu disposes of food waste.

Commission Again Rejects Hu Honua Biomass Plant Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Commission Again Rejects Hu Honua Biomass Plant

The tree-burning plant north of Hilo on the Big Island has suffered another big setback in its years-long quest to deliver electricity to customers of Hawaiian Electric.

Electric ‘Seagliders’ May Soon Carry Passengers Between Hawaii’s Islands Courtesy: REGENT

Electric ‘Seagliders’ May Soon Carry Passengers Between Hawaii’s Islands

The new hybrid craft, which is still in the testing phase, has been described as not quite a boat but not quite a plane either.

Hu Honua Lobbyist Hosted Fundraiser For Senators Who Were Key To Energy Bill

Hu Honua Lobbyist Hosted Fundraiser For Senators Who Were Key To Energy Bill

The event benefited Hawaii Sens. Donovan Dela Cruz, Glenn Wakai, Michelle Kidani and Bennette Misalucha, who all voted in favor of the controversial bill.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: LUC Chair Jonathan Likeke Scheuer Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: LUC Chair Jonathan Likeke Scheuer

The Hawaii Land Use Commission finds that striking a balance in dealing with land use issues is a challenging and complex act.

Death, Fines, And Captive Animals: Is Sea Life Park Part Of A Bygone Era? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Death, Fines, And Captive Animals: Is Sea Life Park Part Of A Bygone Era?

Many have fond memories of Oahu’s sometimes controversial marine animal park, but what will be its role in a changing business?

Experts Expect Drought And Wildfire Conditions To Worsen Courtesy: DLNR/2022

Experts Expect Drought And Wildfire Conditions To Worsen

As Hawaii enters its 12th driest wet season in the past 30 years, drought and wildfire concerns and conditions are both on the rise.

The Long Fight To Protect Public Hiking Access In Hawaii Isn’t Close To Over Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

The Long Fight To Protect Public Hiking Access In Hawaii Isn’t Close To Over

A Maui nonprofit is suing the state and a ranch for failing to protect a historic trail. It’s the latest battle in the islands to ward off closures by private entities and government agencies.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Land Board Chair Suzanne Case Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Land Board Chair Suzanne Case

The Department of Land and Natural Resources leader talks about management of Mauna Kea, keeping up maintenance of parks and trails, developing in-stream flow standards and much more.