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Hotel Strike Resolution; Leeward Oahu Windfarm, Mariana Islands Typhoon Recovery

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  Over Thanksgiving week Hawaiian Electric announced it reached an agreement to purchase power from Eurus Energy America. The company will build and operate a windfarm on Palehua Ridge above the existing fossil fuel powerplant.


Wind power is a growing part of Hawai‘i’s energy mix. As discussions continue about potential projects on different islands and even offshore, researchers are keeping an eye on some developments in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

When you think of wind power, you probably imagine those giant propellers spinning in the breeze.  That’s the standard design for harnessing wind energy—but when the winds speed up to hurricane strength, that can be a damaging time for the windmills.

The Conversation: Monday, May 30th, 2016

May 30, 2016
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Off Shore Wind Farm Proposal; Revisiting the Battle of Midway; Building Smart Housing on Oahu; Preserving Historic Pearl Harbor Site

Proposed Wind Farms in Kahuku and off shore: Henry Curtis

Windmills for Maui Landfill

Jan 19, 2015
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 Along with the rest of the state, Maui residents pay some of the highest electricity rates in the nation. While many are still waiting for the regulatory approval that could lead to broader use of rooftop solar, the county is looking to wind. Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.