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Don't let tax department unilaterally make energy policy

By Rick Reed

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 28, 2012

~~<p>There is an old socialist saying that goes something like this: There are two stages in economic development. First, the difficulties of development. Second, the development of difficulties.</p>
<p>That's just it. After working diligently as an industry over many decades to develop sound energy policy for Hawaii and build a permanent infrastructure of strong renewable oriented companies capable of transforming energy production from dirty BTUs &mdash; oil and coal at the utility level &mdash; to clean kilowatt hours at the customer level, things can still come undone with the simple stroke of a pen, or a misguided idea.</p>
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There is an old socialist saying that goes something like this: There are two stages in economic development. First, the difficulties of development. Second, the development of difficulties.

That's just it. After working diligently as an industry over many decades to develop sound energy policy for Hawaii and build a permanent infrastructure of strong renewable oriented companies capable of transforming energy production from dirty BTUs — oil and coal at the utility level — to clean kilowatt hours at the customer level, things can still come undone with the simple stroke of a pen, or a misguided idea. Login for more...



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