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Case for wind power grows


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 02, 2012

~~<p>In agreement with other studies, the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization has determined that large-scale wind turbine projects on neighbor islands would have a positive economic effect. Obviously, though, that alone is not enough to satisfy concerns of Lanai and Molokai residents that the windmills could overwhelm their islands' charm. Proponents will need to evaluate and pledge worthwhile benefits to these communities.</p>
<p>Because of the state's dependence on oil and the highest electricity rates in the country, UHERO concluded that &quot;renewable energy technologies like wind tend to be more cost-effective in Hawaii than anywhere in the U.S.&quot;</p>
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In agreement with other studies, the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization has determined that large-scale wind turbine projects on neighbor islands would have a positive economic effect. Obviously, though, that alone is not enough to satisfy concerns of Lanai and Molokai residents that the windmills could overwhelm their islands' charm. Proponents will need to evaluate and pledge worthwhile benefits to these communities.

Because of the state's dependence on oil and the highest electricity rates in the country, UHERO concluded that "renewable energy technologies like wind tend to be more cost-effective in Hawaii than anywhere in the U.S." Login for more...



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