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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.
Week 12: Life at Civil Beat Gets Even More Interesting

Week 12: Life at Civil Beat Gets Even More Interesting

It's amazing to be inside a start-up news service and see how much it can develop in the course of a week. I remember when my kids were young and how we sometimes felt like we could see them grow. I feel the same way at Civil Beat, where this week we went deep on renewable energy, rocked on the mayor's and governor's races and launched an exciting new project involving the authors of a new book of essays, "The Value of Hawaii."

Topic Pages On Big Wind, Energy, Climate Change

Civil Beat adds topic pages to provide deeper perspective on issues raised by series on Big Wind project. Energy and Climate Change pages place project in context. Big Wind page gives specifics about the plan and links to key players and valuable related content.
Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 2

Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions — Part 2

Interisland Wind's recipe for renewable energy is simple — wind farms to harness power, an undersea cable to channel it and grid updates to accommodate it. But pulling off Hawaii's most ambitious renewable energy initiative won't be a picnic.
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