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Letter: Real cost of fossil fuels muddied by subsidies

The latest from Bjorn Lomborg claims that “if wind and solar energy really were cheaper than fossil fuels, there wouldn’t be a need for billions of dollars in taxpayer spending,” while ignoring the fact that fossil fuel companies have been receiving subsidies for over 100 years and globally received over $1 trillion in subsidies in one year (2022), according to the International Energy Agency (“We are misled about the true cost of wind, solar energy,” Star-Advertiser, Commentary, May 21). Read more

Letter: Kaneshiro’s post-trial gloating sends message

Coming on the heels of a well- researched expose on public corruption by Randal Roth, professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, one might wonder if the jury in Keith Kaneshiro’s trial was fully aware of the factions of local connections behind the scenes? Read more

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