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Climate Change Will Make It Harder To Protect The Environment Around Oahu’s Next Landfill Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Climate Change Will Make It Harder To Protect The Environment Around Oahu’s Next Landfill

The effects of a warming planet are also expected to make it more expensive to safeguard land and water.

Green Energy Group Ranks Honolulu Among The ‘Most Improved’ Cities Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Green Energy Group Ranks Honolulu Among The ‘Most Improved’ Cities

But the report calls on all cities to commit to energy policies that promote social and racial equity.

From ‘Sacred Place’ To ‘Dumping Ground,’ West Oahu Confronts A Legacy Of Landfills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

From ‘Sacred Place’ To ‘Dumping Ground,’ West Oahu Confronts A Legacy Of Landfills

Mental health professionals say the community is working to overcome the negative stereotypes associated with decades of hosting the island’s less desirable municipal facilities.

How A Maui Solar Farm Reached An ‘Unprecedented’ Deal With Neighbors Doug Murray/FPL

How A Maui Solar Farm Reached An ‘Unprecedented’ Deal With Neighbors

Advocates say the agreement between a renewable energy company and a community group in West Maui could be a model for resolving disputes.

Molokai Has An Electricity Problem. This Co-Op Wants To Change That Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Molokai Has An Electricity Problem. This Co-Op Wants To Change That

A new co-op plans to reclaim some of its electricity ownership by bidding on a community-based renewable energy project.

Here’s Why The Navy Is Betting On Wave Energy Research In Hawaii Courtesy: Pat Cross/University of Hawaii

Here’s Why The Navy Is Betting On Wave Energy Research In Hawaii

Hawaii wants cleaner energy to fight climate change. The military wants renewable energy for fighting China.

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants Rafael Bergstrom

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants

Honolulu’s plastic reduction effort is eliminating fossil fuel waste, but also reflects the struggle to find a solution that’s both eco-friendly and convenient.

Navy Investigating Fuel Leak At Red Hill Courtesy U.S. Navy

Navy Investigating Fuel Leak At Red Hill

This comes as the Navy has been working to get approval from the Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii Department of Health to upgrade the facility’s World War II-era tanks.

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court

The oral arguments Thursday were the first of three Hawaii’s highest court will hear involving renewable energy projects.

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