HECO and Big Wind Forced to Consider Energy Alternatives

A recent Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruling threw a big wrench in Hawaiian Electric Company’s (HECO) Big Wind plans, forcing HECO to consider alternative energy proposals.  According to the ruling, proposals must be for 200 megawatts of renewable energy, but need not be focused on wind. So while HECO has been forced to pause and … [Read more…]

Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods Donates Koa Poject

Through its Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation  Initiative, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) is donating 1,000 acres of  its 2,700 acre sustainable koa project to reforestation. Located on the slopes of  Mauna Kea, this historic site was once a majestic koa forest and the  personal property of King Kamehameha I. Sadly the land was cleared  nearly a century … [Read more…]

Plastic Bag Ban In Hawaii

The old debate is back with a twist: Paper or Plastic or The Planet If you go to the grocery store on Maui or Kauai, don’t be surprised if the clerk doesn’t offer you a plastic bag at checkout.  He’s not being lazy or discourteous.  He’s following the law and saving the planet. The “plastic … [Read more…]