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Kahuku wind project faces blowback  

Credit:  By Molly Solomon | Hawaii Public Radio | February 19, 2014 | hpr2.org ~~

On the North Shore of Oahu, where sugar cane once grew, a different type of crop has sprouted up in recent years: wind turbines. 29% of Hawaii’s renewable energy now comes from wind power.

A California company is moving forward with a plan to build more than a dozen more of them. It’s a deal that could save the state millions and significantly lower electricity bills. But it’s causing concern among some residents. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

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Source:  By Molly Solomon | Hawaii Public Radio | February 19, 2014 | hpr2.org

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