The effects of a warming planet are also expected to make it more expensive to safeguard land and water.
But the report calls on all cities to commit to energy policies that promote social and racial equity.
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.
Advocates say the agreement between a renewable energy company and a community group in West Maui could be a model for resolving disputes.
A new co-op plans to reclaim some of its electricity ownership by bidding on a community-based renewable energy project.
Hawaii wants cleaner energy to fight climate change. The military wants renewable energy for fighting China.
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.
The oral arguments Thursday were the first of three Hawaii’s highest court will hear involving renewable energy projects.