Monday, January 12, 2009

Energy Forum in Honoka'a, Big Island

Residents of the Hilo/ Hamakua Coast should try to make it down to Honoka'a School Cafeteria tomorrow night at 7 p.m. for a special forum to talk with several energy companies that are proposing to build plants and other facilities around the area. The Board of Land and Natural Resources has given various energy producers long-term leases, including Hamakua Biomass Energy, LLC; Hu Honua Bioenergy, LLC; Sunfuels Hawaii, LLC; Tradewinds; and Haina Hardwoods. Hawaii BioCrude, a corporation that is seeking state leases to grow trees that can be used as fuel for the biomass industry, will also be at the meeting.

Senator Dwight Takamine and Representative Mark Nakashima help set up the forum to give community members an opportunity to ask questions and share their concerns.

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Honoka'a School Cafeteria


Anonymous said...

Please be more careful in posting information. First you have the date wrong . . . this is 2009. You mispelled Sunfuel,gave the wrong name for the Haina project but, most importantly, you state that these companies WILL be building plants and facilities. Actually, for the most part, these are proposed projects that have a long way to go and are not necessarily favored by the community. Shame on you!

Georgette said...

Thanks for bringing these mistakes to our attention. You are absolutely correct, the corrections have been made, and we will be careful going forward.

As for the name of the Haina project, this is the name that was given to us. We'll check on that.

Thelma said...

Yes. You are absolutely correct. Shame on me. Thank you for your comment and pointing out the oversights in this blog post. Mahalo, T