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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

June 18, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Hawaii Supreme Court asked to block opening of controversial wind project

Non-profit organization Keep The North Shore Country issued a press release about a request sent to the Hawaii Supreme Court to block the opening of the Na Pua Makani wind energy project in Kahuku. The press release is as follows: “Keep the North Shore Country (KNSC) has requested the Hawai’i Supreme Court to order a stay of AES/Na Pua Makani’s (NPM) license to kill endangered species for its Kahuku wind turbine project pending the Court’s decision on KNSC’s appeal. The . . . Complete story »

May 21, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Senators put off vote for land board nominee

Chris Yuen, a long-time member of the state’s Board of Land and Natural Resources, could find himself in the hot seat in front of a panel of senators on his way to a reconfirmation vote. While Yuen received much support for his renomination, he also faced criticism from opponents of projects that were approved under the auspices of the BLNR. Specifically, the Na Pua Makani wind farm in Kahuku. Protests over the wind farms saw scores of Oahu residents arrested . . . Complete story »

May 1, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

35-MW wind farm is proposed in Ulupalakua

Auwahi Wind is seeking to build another wind farm with up to seven turbines and a generating capacity of 35 megawatts adjacent to its existing facility on Ulupalakua Ranch land on the leeward slopes of Haleakala. According to an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice, Auwahi 2 Wind Farm Project also will include an energy storage system, a substation and 34.5-kilovolt generator tie lines, all located next to the existing wind project infrastructure. Auwahi’s current wind farm, which went online in . . . Complete story »

April 22, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Lawsuit: closed-door board of ed meeting violated sunshine law

A Kahuku mom says school officials aren’t listening to community concerns over giant wind turbines going up in the neighborhood. Now, Sunny Kim Unga is suing the state Board of Education for shutting her out of a meeting where she hoped to convince board members to accept public input. A lawsuit filed recently in First Circuit Court says the BOE violated the state’s open meetings law when it decided behind closed doors to reject her request. Unga, the mother of . . . Complete story »

March 30, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Residents and policymakers battle over Hawaii wind energy projects

Concerns about renewable energy projects are spreading from street protests to the halls of lawmaking bodies, as state and local legislators are considering measures that could hinder the ability to build the solar and wind farms needed for the state to meet its clean energy goals. Both the Hawaii Legislature and the Honolulu City Council were considering measures that restrict the placement of wind farms, such as AES Corp.’s controversial Na Pua Makani project in Kahuku on Oahu’s North Shore. . . . Complete story »

March 26, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Developer of Palehua Wind farm in Waianae withdraws its bid

Palehua Wind, a 46.8-megawatt wind farm proposed for Waianae on Oahu has been scrapped after four years of planning, according to Eurus Energy America, the company that was developing it. In a statement posted to the project’s website, Eurus said it had withdrawn its bid. “After dedicating four years to develop the Palehua Wind project in West Oahu, Eurus Energy America has decided to withdraw its bid,” said Eurus in its statement. “After much consideration, the risk factors associated with . . . Complete story »

March 10, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Zoning proposal could restrict Oahu wind farm installations

“The community of Kahuku has had serious concerns about the construction of windmills right behind homes, residences, farm dwellings, and schools,” said Tsuneyoshi, whose proposal would not affect the AES project. The resolution instructs the city Department of Planning and Permitting to amend the land use ordinance to require wind-power machines with capacity of more than 100 kilowatts to be set back at least 5 miles (8 kilometers) from their property lines. Complete story »

March 1, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Native bat could crinkle Kahuku Wind Farm Project plans

A native bat could put a crinkle in a Kahuku Wind Farm Project. The Hawaii Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge against the habitat conservation plan for the Na Pua Makani wind project. The group called Keep the North Shore Country says the project could potentially kill or injure the opea’pea or Hawaiian Hoary Bat, as well as other endangered species. They believe Na Pua Makani is not doing enough to protect the species. They’re also contesting the . . . Complete story »

March 1, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge from Kahuku wind farm opponents

Could a small bat derail some big plans for an Oahu wind farm? It’s the latest challenge to the controversial Na Pua Makani wind project in Kahuku. The endangered Hawaiian hoary bat or ‘ope’ape’a calls that area home, and some people are saying the wind farm developers – AES US Generation- don’t have a permit to move the bats. The Hawaii Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge against AES’s habitat conservation plan and Incidental Take License. The group, . . . Complete story »

February 10, 2020 • HawaiiPrint storyE-mail story

Controversial Kahuku wind farm is built, what’s next?

All eight turbines in Na Pua Makani wind farm in Kahuku are built as construction and commissioning activities march forward. Hawaii State Senator Gil Riviere (D) tells KITV4 there is now a renewed political and legal charge to challenge the wind farm. “There’s three very real legal challenges that are pending on this case,” Senator Riviere stated. Keep the North Shore Country, a nonprofit with which Senator Riviere is involved appealed to the the City & County of Honolulu’s Department . . . Complete story »

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