IAM Members say:

A Message from a Member in California

“Aloha Molokai:
There is a wind turbine farm not 30 miles from my house her in Temecula, California.  It destroyed the desert environment.  Many of the wind turbines are broken.  Could not stand up to the intense wind.  Like that sometimes experienced n Hawaii.  They are not producing any power.  Have been broken for years in that it is difficult to find replacement parts to repair them.  And it is too costly to have them repaired if the parts are available.  I would caution any state or community against wind turbines.  It is a bad idea.  A good alternative energy solution is Solar Cell technology.  I have been in the electronics business for over 20 years.  Solar cell panels are the way to go.  They blend into the environment.  There are no moving parts, most go 20 years without needing to be repaired or replaced.  And they are affordable.  In addition, the State of Hawaii can offer an additional State tax credit to homeowners and businesses to purchase and buy these systems.  When the demand is low the system returns power to the grid when it is needed.  Moreover, there are battery systems that charge during the daylight hours and is available during the night hours to reduce the demand.
Please do not damage your beautiful island home with wind turbines.”
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011
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“May ke Akua and your kupuna guide you . . . There is no need to tap into your moku ‘aina for the over population on O’ahu or any other island that abuses their natural resources. Sending aloha from Hawai’i Island.”

“Keep Moloka’i preserved!”

“Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i na opio…”

“I was born and raised on Molokai, and I Aloha Molokai so one day my Keki’s can go back and know the true meaning of Aloha and Hawaiian Style…..Eh Molokai Nui Ahina…….”

“What these people are doing is dangerous and cruel. They have no heart for the Hawaiian people. We are trying to preserve our culture from it being taken many years ago, I object this fully heartedly. Hawaiian culture and people united!!”
“I am a child of Moloka’i. I went into the Air Force, straight out of graduating from MHIS (what it was called before the school split into High School and Intermediate). I missed home like crazy, but I always relied on the fact that Moloka’i is Moloka’i and will always remain the same. I was happy each time I got to come home and it felt like I had never left. Now that I have a child of my own, I am happy that he loves Moloka’i as much as I. We both say no to the windmills!

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“I Aloha Moloka’i too!”

“I was born & raised on Maui & have witnessed the destruction we do to ourselves. I am a proud wife of a true Hawaiian who was born & raised on Moloka’i & together we have raised our 3 children with the most important gift….(knowledge). Moloka’i has helped me & my family & we will help her. My children proudly say, “We are from Moloka’i!” No matter what their birth certificates read.”

“I never thought I’d be against wind energy, but, like everything else, you have to look at the whole picture.  I’m totally with you guys, and hope and pray Moloka’i can be saved from Big Wind.  It’s just another corporate rip-off, parading as something green.  It’s more grim than green.  Good luck!  (We’re fighting our own hydro-scam here on Kaua’i.  Same kind of story, but not as visually over-bearing, and not to serve another island!!)”

“The interests of Oahu are not the same as the interests of Molokai, Molokai remains beautiful, slow going, and full of aloha, while Oahu has been transformed into a unsustainable metropolis. Molokai’s most valuable resource is it’s ability to sustain life due to it’s undeveloped lands. Let us find more responsible ways to harness Molokai’s natural resources, not by big developments which take from Molokai, but with Agriculture, Horticulture and Aquaculture based on cultural practices which can really sustain life for generations to come.”

“Going green is great, but not at the cost of having these large monstrosities. PG&E in California has announced plans for a five-year program to develop up to 500 megawatts (MW) of clean solar power which could deliver up to 1,000 gigawatt hours of power each year equating to roughly 150,00 homes. If each island decides to go that route, it may benefit all.”

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“My grandparents have a house in Molokai. I’ve been there maybe 4 times in my life (I’m 31). I tell my wife that it is the most peaceful place on the planet. I look forward to going there again but being accompanied by my wife this time. The people are very friendly and the culture and traditions are some that i admire. Especially since here in mainland California, there isn’t much of those anymore. I love Molokai. It is my roots. It is my heritage. And I plan on teaching my children about Molokai what my grandparents taught me. “