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Energy hearings begin today

The first meeting begins this evening, 5:00 pm, at McKinley High School.

Ikaika M Hussey

Public meetings will begin today on a revision to plans to build wind turbines on Molokai and Lanai, and to transmit that energy to Oahu via an undersea cable. The 400 kilowatt project, spearheaded by Hawaiian Electric Company, is not a done deal, with grassroots resistance on Lana‘i and Moloka‘i standing in the way of development.

For more information, visit the official US Department of Energy website on the project, at hawaiicleanenergypeis.com.

Meeting Schedule

September 11, 2012, 5:00-8:30 pm at O’ahu, McKinley High School, 1039 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

September 12, 2012, 5:30-9:00 pm at Kaua’i, Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy Street, Lihue, HI 96766

September 13, 2012, 5:00-8:30 pm at Hawai’i, Kealakehe High School, 74-5000 Puohulihuli Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

September 14, 2012, 5:00-8:30 pm at Hawai’i, Hilo High School, 556 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720

September 17, 2012, 5:30-9:00 pm at Maui, Pomaika’i Elementary School, 4650 South Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732

September 18, 2012, 5:00-8:30 pm at Lāna’i, Lāna’i High & Elementary School, 555 Fraser Avenue, Lanai City, HI 96763

September 19, 2012, 5:30-9:00 pm at Molokai, Mitchell Pau’ole Community Center, 90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748

September 20, 2012, 5:00-8:30 pm at O’ahu, James B. Castle High School, 45- 386 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96744

You can also submit written testimony:

Via email:  [email protected]
Via PEIS website: www.hawaiicleanenergypeis.com
Via Fax: 808-541-2253
Via US Mail:  Jim Spaeth, US Dept of Energy, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., P.O Box 50247, Honolulu, HI 96850-0247

The title and opening paragraph of this post has been updated to reflect the broader scope of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.