Wind Fall-Out from Friends of Lāna‘i on Vimeo.
Friends of Lāna‘i (FriendsOfLanai.org) presents this video to help explain how mainland developer David Murdock’s (Castle and Cooke) plan to cover 1/4 of the Hawaiian island of Lāna‘i with 170 wind turbines — to supply just 10% of O’ahu island’s electricity — would impact the people and the island.
This project uses tax and rate payer money to enrich a privately held corporation. It bills itself as “green” when it is actually a corporate boondoggle to put a billion dollars every four years into one man’s pocket.
The same amount of tax and ratepayer funds could install a solar water heater on every house on Oahu, saving MORE electricity and helping hundreds of thousands of homeowners with their utility bills, or putting $billions into Murdock’s pockets and RAISING Oahu’s electric rates?