Plan rejected to grow trees on DHHL land for green energy – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

 

Plan rejected to grow trees on DHHL land for green energy By Star-Advertiser Staff POSTED: 03:28 p.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013 LAST UPDATED: 03:28 p.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013 The Hawaiian Homes Commission today rejected a proposal to lease 2,134 acres of Hawaiian home lands to grow trees for a renewable energy project. The 5-3 vote came after two days of public feedback on the project, with 80 percent of testimony opposing the project proposed by Green Energy Team LLC, according to a news relase from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. “While there were merits to the project, there were also a number of concerns that remained unresolved. I am encouraged that several in the Anahola community wanted a chance to be a part of the ultimate goal of getting these lands ready for homesteading,” said Jobie Masagatani, chairwoman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, and DHHL director. “They want a chance to have their voices heard,” “We look forward to working closely with the people of Anahola to explore ideas on the future use of these lands,” she said in a prepared statement.  As proposed, the 20-year lease would have allowed Green Energy to clear existing albizia trees from DHHL’s Anahola lands and establish a tree plantation to fuel Green Energy’s planned $90 million biomass-to-energy facility in Koloa. In return, DHHL would have received monetary and other benefits, including improvements to Anahola lands.

Plan rejected to grow trees on DHHL land for green energy – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

2 Comments

  1. PortalMay 17, 2018

    Doskonały artykuł, ogólnie to ma sens, jednakże w niektórych kwestiach
    bym się kłóciła. Na pewno sam blog zasługuje na szacunek.
    Z pewnością tu wrócę.

    Reply
    1. bigwaveMay 17, 2018

      Hi,
      On Maui we go to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Extension Service.

      On Oahu check this page out:
      https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/site/adsc.aspx

      Reply

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