http://geobigisland.blogspot.com/2012/10/public-protest-too-much-for-pldc.html By Dave Smith A protest over the Public Land Development Corporation. Photo courtesy Hawaii News Now. It looks like it will be try, … again for the Public Land Development Corporation. The controversial new state agency designed to increase revenues from state lands using public-private partnerships is continuing its efforts . . . → Read More: Public Protest Too Much For PLDC?
This detailed report outlines the issues around the current energy and fuel usages and productions, and presents alternatives in the second half. Very informative! Great reference for the PEIS meetings! Click here for PDF of Life Of the Land PEIS Excerpts: PART II: FOSSIL FUEL IMPACTS Hawai`i Fossil Fuel Impacts Hawai`i’s . . . → Read More: Current Energy & Fuel Issues and Alternatives in Hawaii
Concerns about geothermal: from Beth McCormick 1) Putting the state’s energy source in a Lava Zone 1 is a recipe for disaster. “The possibility of an eruption in the geothermal resource or state-wide cable path within any 50-year period is between 60 and 90 percent.”  The Chain of Craters Road, which . . . → Read More: Concerns About Geothermal- a Summary
comments on proposed administrative rules for Public Land Development Corporation for hearing Monday, August 20, 2012, 6 PM, Waiakea High School Cafeteria, Hilo by Cory Harden, PO Box 10265, Hilo, Occupied Hawai’i 96721 808-968-8965 email@example.com PUBLIC STATEMENT The “21st Century Mahele”. That’s what some people are calling PLDC. PLDC was . . . → Read More: What Exactly is the Problem with PLDC? Where do we begin?
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:58:52 -1000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Amara Karuna <email@example.com> Subject: Love the Land, Use your voice ASAP- pls forward X-ELNK-Trace: 4e6b850a59a335f2d4c20f6b8d69d888b7f3a87d4e9c50f1966bbc449cd7964fcb321374d4726f44350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c350badd9bab72f9c X-Originating-IP: 22.214.171.124 X-ELNK-Received-Info: spv=0; X-ELNK-AV: 0 X-ELNK-Info: sbv=1; sbrc=-0; sbf=eb; sbw=010; If you love Hawaii, and want to protect our public lands from unsupervised commercial . . . → Read More: Don’t allow unchecked development of Public lands
PROPOSAL FOR A RESOLUTION BY THE HAWAII COUNTY COUNCIL Concerning Sustainable Living Research Sites in the State of Hawaii 7/1/12 The purpose of this Resolution is to support the worldwide transition to a livable, just, and sustainable civilization, by requesting and urging the Government of the State of Hawaii to . . . → Read More: Sustainable Living Research Resolution proposal
You think because people forgot what Benjamin Franklin invented that it does not exist and can’t be put in place today? Benjamin Franklin invented the electro-static motor that gives us free-to-produce, renewable energy. His /*working demo model*/ waayyy back then produced only about a single watt of energy from input of . . . → Read More: Ben Franklin and Renewable Energy
By Steve Hirakami Ninety seven people signed in for the Geothermal Fact Finding Community Meeting on the evening of March 31, 2012. Since probably not everyone signed in, there seemed to be well over a hundred people in attendance. The meeting was called by Robert Petricci who is actively engaged in . . . → Read More: A Recap Of The March 31 Geothermal Related Community Meeting
Geothermal Development in Hawaii, or Not: Some Observations Staunchest advocates of geothermal development in Hawaii make a leap of blind faith straight from the obvious – the state’s dependency on imported petroleum – to the not-at-all-obvious – that extensive geothermal development for generation of electricity is the only alternative that will . . . → Read More: Geothermal Development in Hawaii, or Not: Some Observations
“I will admit that I support low scale geothermal. We still import most of our fuel so any locally sourced energy has it’s advantages.” -M response: You haven’t been there very long (you came in after all the worst of the previous round of development). You might want to talk with . . . → Read More: Geothermal discussions in Puna