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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Honolulu Rail Cost Escalation
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:44 AM :: 10758 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has fewer than 400,000 taxpayers so the possibility of a twelve billion dollar bill for a long rail line presents a staggering liability. Over $30,000 per taxpayer....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Eliminate Bus Fares to Solve Traffic Woes?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:22 PM :: 6932 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The Transportation Research Board, a unit of the National Academy of Engineering has just released a report titled Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Transit Systems....

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Monday, July 30, 2012
New Lane Open on H-1 Freeway
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 7625 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
New Transit Bill Re-Classifies BRT as 'Fixed Guideway'
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:17 AM :: 8792 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

The recently passed 2-year transportation act of Congress which was signed by the president contains these golden nuggets for Honolulu....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Panos Schools Caldwell on Rail, BRT
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:28 PM :: 9884 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Dr. Prevedouros addresses questions posed by Candidate Caldwell....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Seven Rules of Bureaucracy
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:14 PM :: 8156 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Rail

...politicians of all colors and persuasions have used these one time or another....

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Sunday, February 19, 2012
ECONOMY Survey -- The Economist and Hawaii Results
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:39 PM :: 6232 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a mini-series of Hawaii answers to surveys on major issues which have been debated at The Economist.....

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Monday, January 2, 2012
Panos Drops Out of 2012 Mayoral Campaign
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 6696 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"I would like you to be the first to know that I do not plan to run for Mayor of Honolulu in 2012."

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Saturday, November 12, 2011
APEC: Sopogy, Traffic and other Embarrassments
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:04 AM :: 8012 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...SOPOGY at APEC's "See It" Exhibit at the Hawaii Convention Center. What an embarrassment! Not only they are not making energy at a cost effective rate they are a technological dead end as well given the 2011 dive in photovoltaic pricing....

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Monday, October 24, 2011
Panos: Honolulu Heavy Rail Is an Energy Black Hole
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:53 PM :: 7350 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Rail will consume about 20 MW of energy which is about 20% of the capacity of HECO’s new palm oil plant. Unfortunately peak rail travel coincides with peak demand for electricity around 6 PM....

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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Panos: Is Sopogy Hawaii’s Solyndra?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:25 PM :: 11288 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

President Obama has tried to spin yet another one half billion dollar mistake but his own green friends won't let him: Solyndra bankruptcy was a disaster waiting to happen. Neil has been informed multiple times about Sopogy. What’s he going to do about it?

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Friday, September 16, 2011
Panos: Did Mishandling Cause the Death and Injuries of HPD Officers?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 8103 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Perhaps the very unfortunate and deadly crash on Farrington Highway on the night of Tuesday, September 13, 2011 will serve as a major wake up call for HPD accident scene handling and investigation.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Panos: For about six billion dollars you can choose between Plan A and Plan B
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:18 PM :: 4610 Views

Building the Interstate Highway System created many construction jobs, but it would be a huge mistake to interpret that employment as the system’s contribution to the economy. Workers who drew salaries from the construction program benefitted, but far less than the travelers and shippers of goods who have used those facilities every day for six decades.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Trains Helped Kill the Greek Economy – They’ll Kill Hawaii’s too
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:05 PM :: 12444 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

“Some years back a Greek finance minister, fed up with his country's waste and extravagance claimed that he could save money by shutting down the national railway and driving around its passengers in taxis.”

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Sunday, June 19, 2011
Big Projects in Hawaii - Why Are They Stuck?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:06 PM :: 8219 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

There are 10 basic dimensions that account for the reasons that big projects succeed or fail.... 

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Monday, June 13, 2011
Renewable Energy and Hybrid Cars Still Only at 1%
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:39 PM :: 10190 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Despite governmental mandates for renewables, if their electricity production is converted to equivalent tons of oil, then their share is only 1.3% in 2010....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Panos announces plans for 2012 Mayoral Race
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:03 PM :: 6179 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

 In 2010 we garnered 19% of the vote after having a vibrant campaign with less than $100,000 for advertising. But if each of our 38,439 voters had contributed ten bucks we would have had the funds for competitive advertising ....

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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hawaii PUC Stats show Windfarms cause Blackouts
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:11 PM :: 13792 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HELCO reported that 20,660 customer interruptions (16% of all interruptions) were related to Independent Power Producer (non-HELCO Generation) sources. In 2009 Hamakua Energy Partners (HEP) and Pakini Nui Windfarm were the non-HELCO generation sources that caused customer interruptions. 

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