WIND ENERGY IN HAWAII
Kawailoa Wind EIS
Comments due June 24, 2019
Programatic EIS - Federal Process
Comments Due June 10, 2019
It is easy to support the ideal of wind energy, but these wind turbines are not ideal.
Kawailoa Wind generates just 22 percent of its advertised capacity. The electricity produced is expensive. They are lethal to endangered species. Nearly everyone who lives near them sees an eye sore.
I do not believe our pursuit of clean energy requires a blind faith in wind energy at all cost, no matter the adverse impacts.
The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is considering the feasibility of giant industrial wind turbines to be constructed as close as seven miles offshore from Kaena Point and Barbers Point. Additionally, Na Pua Makani Wind Project in Kahuku proposes nine turbines in the hills above Kahuku and near the High and Intermediate School. Kahuku would be surrounded by even larger wind turbines.