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Up In The Air: Big Wind Divides Lanai Community Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Up In The Air: Big Wind Divides Lanai Community

Now, David Murdock says he's selling Lanai, creating even more uncertainty.

‘Big Wind’ Project Faces Mounting Uncertainty

Other renewable energy sources for powering Oahu are on the table.

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

State opens door to solar, geothermal to feed power to Oahu.
Hawaii PUC Denies Molokai ‘Big Wind’ Deal

Hawaii PUC Denies Molokai ‘Big Wind’ Deal

UPDATED Regulators say that 200 megawatts of wind energy must be put out to competitive bid.
No Special Session Means Key Bills In Limbo Flickr: exfordy

No Special Session Means Key Bills In Limbo

They include measures setting up an undersea power cable, funding for APEC security and paying off claims against the state.
Session Wrap: Energy Bills Pass, But Little Spark

Session Wrap: Energy Bills Pass, But Little Spark

Watered-down measures seek studies rather than action.
Hawaii Deserves Better Than Industrial Wind Power from ‘Big Wind’

Hawaii Deserves Better Than Industrial Wind Power from ‘Big Wind’

Robin Kaye of Friends of Lana’i says proposed 400 megawatt project a bad idea for his island and for Oahu.
Senate’s Big Wind Hearing: Let the Negotiations Begin!

Senate’s Big Wind Hearing: Let the Negotiations Begin!

Developers will need to give Lanai and Molokai residents more concessions to erect turbines for Honolulu power.
Another Day, Another 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

Another Day, Another 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

Hawaiian Electric, Castle & Cooke reach deal on purchase price from Big Wind farm on Lanai.
HECO: We’re Serious About Biofuels

HECO: We’re Serious About Biofuels

Electric company makes 20-year commitment to buy "green" fuel from Big Island farm.
Comments You Don’t Want to Miss – July 26

Comments You Don’t Want to Miss – July 26

Our series on the Big wind project generated thoughtful and informative dialogue, while an article on remarks by then-Mayor Mufi Hannemann showed that even race can be discussed civilly at Civil Beat.

February 2013

Wednesday, February 20

Hawaii Snapshot — Big Wind Becomes A Plot Line For Molokai Author

August 2012

Thursday, August 2

You Can Have The Island, But I’m Keeping the Elephant Tusks

July 2012

Monday, July 23

Pro-Wind Signs Come Down on Lanai

May 2012

Tuesday, May 15

Off The Beat: The Mouse That Roared

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Wants Undersea Cable

Tuesday, April 10

Big Wind Opponents Suffer Defeat in House

March 2012

Wednesday, March 7

Senate Passes Undersea Cable Bill While Backing Away From Big Wind

November 2011

Wednesday, November 30

Time Running Out For Hawaii Wind Farm Grant

Tuesday, November 29

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

Tuesday, November 22

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

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

August 2011

Thursday, August 25

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

July 2011

Wednesday, July 27

‘Big Wind’ Project Faces Mounting Uncertainty

Tuesday, July 26

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

Friday, July 15

Hawaii PUC Denies Molokai ‘Big Wind’ Deal

May 2011

Friday, May 27

No Special Session Means Key Bills In Limbo

Thursday, May 5

Session Wrap: Energy Bills Pass, But Little Spark

January 2011

Tuesday, January 18

Hawaii Deserves Better Than Industrial Wind Power from ‘Big Wind’

Wednesday, January 12

Senate’s Big Wind Hearing: Let the Negotiations Begin!

Saturday, January 8

Another Day, Another 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

Friday, January 7

HECO: We’re Serious About Biofuels

July 2010

Saturday, July 24

Comments You Don’t Want to Miss – July 26

Week 12: Life at Civil Beat Gets Even More Interesting

Monday, July 19

Topic Pages On Big Wind, Energy, Climate Change

Thursday, July 15

Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 2

Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 1

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