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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
AKP Biofuel Scam Finds Only 20 Supporters in Survey of 300
By Henry Curtis @ 4:09 AM :: 5336 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

SMS did a survey of 303 interviews, 90% said they unfamiliar with `Aina Koa Pono (AKP). 10% were aware of AKP. The math says this is 29-31 people.

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Monday, August 20, 2012
Motion to Intervene Against Expensive Aina Koa Pono Biofuel Scheme
By Henry Curtis @ 6:18 PM :: 2708 Views :: Energy, Environment

Life of the Land has filed Motions to Intervene in the proposed HECO-Aina Koa Pono Biofuel Supply Application #2 before the Hawaii PUC and the Gas Company's LNG Application before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Oahu's Untapped Hydroelectric Resources
By Henry Curtis @ 2:21 PM :: 5556 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has several large, dammed reservoirs, all of which could provide continuous power ....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Life of the Land Releases Hawaii Energy Report
By Henry Curtis @ 12:16 AM :: 2998 Views :: Energy, Environment

We have just released a new report providing island-specific solutions utilizing only commercially proven and available renewable energy resources.....

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Curtis: HECO has Failed to Look at Alternatives to Big Wind, Should be Denied Rate Hikes to Cover Costs
By Henry Curtis @ 2:25 PM :: 5663 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Life of the Land believes that HECO has failed to justify ratepayer recovery for any of the Big Wind studies. HECO was required to meaningfully look at alternatives. They failed to do so. HECO was required to examine comparative costs. They failed to do so.

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Friday, September 30, 2011
$170/barrel? PUC Rejects AKP Biofuel Contract
By Henry Curtis @ 2:08 AM :: 6181 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...the commission finds and concludes that the contract price for the AKP-produced biofuel, which the HECO Companies chose to file and retain under confidential seal, is excessive....

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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Political Insiders aim to soak Electric Rate Payers with Bio-Fuel surcharge
By Henry Curtis @ 9:23 PM :: 5889 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

According to the Companies, the application of the biofuel surcharge “would apply to HELCO and HECO customers, and would add about 1/3 of a cent per kilowatt hour.”

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Monday, June 20, 2011
Consumer Advocate: Public Hearings Required on HECO Biofuels Rate Increase
By Henry Curtis @ 9:08 PM :: 4758 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

the HECO Companies' proposed Biofuel Surcharge Provision clearly results in an increase in rates that triggers the contested case and public hearing provisions of HRS §269-16(b).

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Should ratepayers pay for Big Wind Studies? Life of the Land Challenges HECO
By Henry Curtis @ 9:04 PM :: 2774 Views :: Energy, Environment

Life of the Land has filed a Motion to Intervene in PUC Docket 2011-0112. The docket was opened so that HECO could acquire nearly $4M of ratepayer money for completed Big Wind studies. This is illegal. Rate recovery can only occur after acceptance of the Final EIS.

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