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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Accountability for Big Infrastructure Projects?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:47 PM :: 3893 Views :: Rail

Long term risks to taxpayers: How Projects Get out of Control Using the Wrong Procurement Methods....

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Hawaii's Demise Through the Eyes of the Economist
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:51 AM :: 4354 Views :: Homelessness
...Homeless? Buy a One-Way Ticket to Hawaii -- Hawaii "is attracting homeless people from the mainland US by offering food, a bed, and health care for just $3 a day."....
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Friday, December 12, 2014
Smart Growth v. Suburbanization Score is 0-1
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:37 AM :: 5808 Views :: Development, Rail

...urban trends are driven more by the masses and less by the political, academic and "environmental" elites that love to dictate how the hoi polloi should live....

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Made in China Solar Panels Costly for Planet
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:02 PM :: 5600 Views :: Energy, Environment

“It takes a lot of energy to extract and process solar-grade silicon,” says co-author Seth Darling. “And in China, that energy tends to come from dirtier and less efficient energy sources...."

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Friday, November 14, 2014
As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 4676 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

“Hawaii’s driving never really went down – it just flattened out and then started going up again as opposed to the mainland, which made a U-turn....”

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Panos: Next Governor Should Focus on Transportation, Energy
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:48 PM :: 6635 Views :: Energy, Politicians, Rail

The renewable mandates make Hawaii more unaffordable and the mothballed interisland cable is yet another boondoggle....

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Jones Act Is Irrelevant to Merchant Marine Shipbuilding
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:50 AM :: 4937 Views :: Jones Act

U.S. shipbuilding is less than 1% of the world share....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 AM :: 6587 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

...Hoopili’s traffic impact will be immense with or without rail....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Incompetence of HART: Cheapest Bid for 9 Stations Comes 75% Over Budget
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:28 PM :: 3974 Views :: Rail

These nine stations are the relatively easy ones to build... A couple of them are in empty fields....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
CitiBike? No, SillyBike
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 PM :: 5606 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail
"CitiBike has put out 6,000 bikes at 325 locations at a cost of $6,833 per bike."
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Panos: Sopogy's Demise is a Huge Victory for Honest Engineering and the Taxpayer
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:05 AM :: 8778 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Many well-known people such as Governors Lingle and Abercrombie, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, Blue Planet Foundation's Henk Rogers, and Hawaii's only billionaire Pierre Omidyar have Sopogy egg on their face....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
"Modern" Light Rail: Worth the Investment?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:02 PM :: 3961 Views :: Rail

The answer comes quickly in the introduction of this well-researched article in The Atlantic Cities....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Why Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:21 PM :: 7238 Views :: National News, Development, Labor, Rail

The Atlantic Cities magazine published a condensed analysis of seven main reasons that explain why U.S infrastructure project cost more than elsewhere....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Panos: Household Electricity and Solar Panels
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:47 PM :: 3716 Views :: Energy

This brief analysis is a simple case of a picture is worth one thousand words....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Panos: The Public and Private Versions of Solar Power, in Brief
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:00 AM :: 4078 Views :: Energy

...wastes productive land, wastes taxpayer funds, and lies about sustainable green jobs....

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Panos: Helmet Law, Jones Act Repeal Top Wish List for 2014
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:58 PM :: 5628 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Rail

My first transportation wish for 2014: Hawaii needs a motorcycle helmet law....

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Friday, December 6, 2013
Senator Schatz is Wrong about Wind Energy -- Part 2
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:32 PM :: 3905 Views :: Energy

The quotes below are a sample of the responses I received to part 1 ....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
Panos: Senator Schatz is Wrong about Wind Energy
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:10 PM :: 3859 Views :: Energy

...thanks to Senator Schatz’s flawed advocacy, our electricity costs will increase....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
Panos: Fighting Boondoggles--Honolulu Rail Transit
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:21 PM :: 3974 Views :: Rail

... presented at the 2013 American Dream conference in Washington, D.C. in mid-October ....

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Panos 2050: Solutions for a Sustainable Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:22 AM :: 4013 Views :: Economy

From developments in China to politicians' pay....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Rail: Let Them Eat Cake
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:28 AM :: 5300 Views :: Rail

Honolulu's public is starved for traffic congestion relief. The power elite has responded with let them have rail....

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Comparing Economies: Hawaii and Greece -- The Writing on the Wall
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:13 PM :: 7726 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living
Recently UHERO presented a detailed inforgraphic of jobs in Hawaii. The inforgraphic answers questions like: What type of jobs, how many and how much do they make?
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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Panos: Ten Plus One Reasons Why I Do Not Support The Honolulu Rail Project
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:20 PM :: 6602 Views :: Rail
Among all travel options on Oahu, mass transit serves 6% of the travelers, just slightly above the U.S average of 5%....
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Next 100 MW Power Plant for Oahu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:45 AM :: 4147 Views :: Energy

Waste-to-energy and Geothermal power plants are among the best choices....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Honolulu 1990 to 2010 Trends: What Do They Mean for the Next 20 Years?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:20 PM :: 6028 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail
PANOS 2050: Solutions for a Sustainable Hawaii....
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
A Terrible Week for Rail
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:00 AM :: 6396 Views :: Rail
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Kakaako Development and Honolulu's Trifecta of Failures
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:38 PM :: 5569 Views :: Development, Rail

Up to 5,000 new apartment and condominium units are being planned by the HCDA in Kakaako....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
City Transport 2020: The Future Can't Come Soon Enough
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:13 PM :: 3991 Views :: Rail
I foresee an epic battle: Google and the Technologists vs. Sierra Club and the Greenies....
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Gasoline Consumption Drops Sharply
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:57 PM :: 5585 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy
If this pattern is sustained, then all climate initiatives need to be shelved... "2040 targets" are already met!
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Want a Fine Electric Car? Not in Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:50 PM :: 4375 Views :: Energy

...the true cost to own a base Tesla S in Hawaii is 17% more than California and 34% more than Colorado....

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Monday, April 1, 2013
15 Years Without Global Warming
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:47 PM :: 5163 Views :: Environment
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Wind Power Down, Natural Gas Way Up
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:28 PM :: 4763 Views :: Energy

Even though total wind power capacity grew by 30 percent last year, with 13,000 megawatts in new wind turbines, the actual portion of our electricity coming from wind energy did not increase proportionally....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Could Repeal of the Jones Act Actually Happen?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:25 PM :: 5050 Views :: Jones Act

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Thursday, March 7, 2013
60 Minutes Video: China's 'Ghost Cities' -- Biggest Bubble Ever?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:33 PM :: 8137 Views :: World News, Economy, Tourism

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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Honolulu’s Poor Economic Growth and What to Do about It
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:03 AM :: 5164 Views :: Economy

Where does Honolulu rank among 300 cities? It ranks 284th for the 1993 to 2007 period, and 217th for the 2007 to 2011 period....

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Sewer Gas Powers Cars
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:11 AM :: 5630 Views :: Energy, Environment

...poop from 70 homes can power VW Bug for 10,000 miles!

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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Where is Hawaii Transportation Headed?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:06 AM :: 6151 Views :: Energy, Rail

Each EV that clocks about 50 miles per day consumes as much electricity as a modest house with 4 people....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Electric Rates Punish EVs
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:04 PM :: 4205 Views :: Energy

"...a 2011 Nissan Leaf that's a bargain to drive in Washington — $28.29 for 1,000 miles — is pricey in Hawaii, where those 1,000 miles would cost $97.21."

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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Panos: Energy from Trash Should Be a Priority for Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:26 PM :: 3265 Views :: Energy

The long term economy of Waste to Energy (WtE) plants is very good....

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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Honolulu at the Bottom of Top 300 Cities
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:45 PM :: 5828 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Global Metro Monitor update of the Brookings Institution. Yet another non-flattering economic statistic....

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
After 20 Years of Minimal Change, Minimal Growth What Should Hawaii Plan For?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:11 AM :: 6652 Views :: Environment, Development, Rail

Census data strongly suggests that Hawaii, and Oahu in particular, are stable communities with very mild growth....

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Transportation and Energy Infrastructure Projects: Forecasting is Unnecessary
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:53 PM :: 6494 Views :: Energy, Rail

Why? Because transportation infrastructure deployment lags demand by decades....

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Jones Act Hurts Hawaii (Alaska, Guam and Puerto Rico too)
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:48 PM :: 6609 Views :: Jones Act

By some estimates, Jones Act makes goods in Hawaii 33% more expensive than they could be....

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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Sea Level? Oahu Rising not Sinking
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:57 PM :: 7211 Views :: Environment

Oahu will grow taller thanks to strong volcanic forces that lift it up from the bottom of the ocean....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Green Energy and Rail Get an 'F'
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:08 PM :: 6935 Views :: Energy, National News, Rail

... cutting wasteful projects is productive and necessary to avoid a nosedive....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Hawaii's Sudden Economic Tsunami
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:31 PM :: 6549 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy

...the sudden loss of Senator Inouye would be similar to the sudden and complete loss of Hawaiian Airlines....

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Honolulu Transit Megaprojects Compared
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:08 PM :: 5821 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

BRT would provide the same transit ridership for about one tenth the cost....

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Monday, October 8, 2012
Bus Routes Terminated by Rail: B, C, E, 3, 9, 11, 20, 43, 53, 73, 81, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98A, 101, 102, 103, 201, 202
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:21 PM :: 6738 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

the No.1 transit bus in the nation will be dismantled and reconfigured to provide life support for the rail.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Panos: Caldwell Suffers from Windmill Deficiency
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:16 PM :: 6861 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

You might think that I am referring to some Don Quixotic syndrome. But their Wind Mill Deficiency is actually more real and its effects on society are seriously deleterious.

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Island Heavy Rail Calamity: San Juan Repeats in Honolulu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:35 PM :: 11069 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics

Tren Urbano (or City Train) in San Juan, Puerto Rico is a perfect comparison with Honolulu's heavy rail....

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