The draft PEIS will be available in the next couple of months. I Aloha Molokai will post the exact date of the release and the meeting to be held on Molokai as soon as it becomes available.
Mahalo to all who attended the PEIS meetings. DOE has posted transcripts on the public meetings. Click here to read the transcripts.
The written questions were due October 9th, 2012. However, the PEIS website says that comments are still accepted and will be included where possible. Click here to link to the PEIS website and submit a comment.
Three consistent points to make:
- The DOE should identify lands to exclude from industrial/utility-scale wind proposals, due to the disproportionate impact of scale on limited land mass and rural lifestyles.
- The DOE should identify lands to exclude from industrial/utility-scale proposals that contain Native Hawaiian cultural sites, historic value, significant scenic view planes, or threatened/endangered species.
- The DOE’s focus should be on making each island energy independent. Coupled with energy efficiency measures, each island has sufficient renewable resources to eliminate the need for an unnecessary undersea cable.
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