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