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A Big Wind project shot down in Maine, and other recent investigative reporting

March 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Energy, environment, Health, Media, Politics

When I sought medical advice over the weekend looking for relief from a nagging cough that followed me back from our recent visit to winter in Philadelphia, the doctor asked if I needed “a letter for work.” I laughed and declined, figuring I don’t have anyone to give such a letter to. I probably should […]

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Hawaiian Electric says it leads the country in processing rooftop solar

February 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Business, Energy, environment

Hawaiian Electric Industries says it leads the nation in integrating rooftop solar into its system, far ahead of its peers on the mainland. The comment came during a conference call with financial analysts yesterday as HEI announced its most recent financial performance. The company’s press release is available from the Securities and Exchange Commission. It’s […]

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Freecycle: A free market

January 30th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Consumer issues, Economics, environment

We’re nearing the very end of clearing stuff out of my parents’ house in Kahala. Well, it’s actually my parents’ former house. I’ve managed to go through all the papers and painfully sort out the “save” from the rest, learning an awful lot about my folks and their 70 year marriage in the process. Now […]

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NY Times take on Big Island GMO ban deserves a careful read

January 6th, 2014 · 28 Comments · environment, Food, Politics

If you haven’t read it, you really should take the time to read through the New York Times story by Amy Harmon published this past weekend about the debate over the Big Island GMO ban (“A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops“). It presents an extremely sympathetic profile of Hawaii County Councilmember Greggor […]

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Coming up this week (January 6-10, 2014)

January 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments · environment, Media, Politics

Here are a few of the public meetings taking place this week. First, check out the full slate of budget briefings scheduled by the House Finance Committee and Senate Ways and Means Committee, as they review budget requests from all departments and agencies. In addition, here are a few highlights of other things on the […]

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