posted in: Board Talk, January 2008 | 0

No Permits for Vacation Rentals in Conservation District To young Leah Suesen, the thought of her hometown becoming a “horizontal hotel” scares her. Suesen, one of more than 100 Ha`ena residents opposed to the proliferation of vacation rentals there, asked … Continued

Hawai`i Energy Facts

posted in: January 2008 | 0

1. Ranking of residents of Hawai`i among all U.S. states in per-capita emissions of carbon dioxide in 2003: 32nd 2. Per-capita annual carbon dioxide emissions for Hawai`i for that same year: 17.78 tons 3. Ranking of Hawai`i in 2003 among … Continued

New Fuels, New Problems — Even For Renewables

posted in: January 2008 | 0

In the search for alternatives to fossil fuels, Hawai`i has looked to a wide range of renewable energy sources, including geothermal, wind power, solar generating systems and solar water-heaters, hydroelectric power, wave energy, ocean thermal energy conversion, biofuels (ethanol and … Continued