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Ikehu Molokai shares an open letter with the community

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ikehu Molokai shares an open letter with the community

It is our goal to keep the island residents informed of the progress of the Ikehu Molokai project. As everyone knows, the grid on Molokai has some problems, like high costs for Molokai residents and businesses, blackouts and brownouts, and a high carbon footprint. The Ikehu Molokai project aims to address these problems by converting […]

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Learn about industrial hemp in a free move at Kalaniana’ole Hall tonight

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Learn about industrial hemp in a free move at Kalaniana’ole Hall tonight

Do you want to learn more about hemp? No, not the pakalolo that gets you high, the industrial farming product that offers many eco-friendly solutions. If so, check out this movie at 6 p.m. tonight at Kalanianaʻole Hall called “Bringing it Home.” The documentary by Linda Booker and Blaire Johnson explains how hemp with lime […]

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Happy New Year!: Windmills probably won’t come to Lanai but still too early to celebrate

| January 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
Happy New Year!: Windmills probably won’t come to Lanai but still too early to celebrate

Friends of Lanai News Release It’s getting to look a lot like no windmills on Lanai may come true! The latest ranking of renewable energy projects for Hawaii by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism shows the continued absence of Big Wind on Lanai — one more sign that Big Wind may […]

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IAM cancels third annual Alternative Energy Festival over concerns with neutrality and transparency of Ikehu Molokai project

| December 18, 2013 | 2 Comments
IAM cancels third annual Alternative Energy Festival over concerns with neutrality and transparency of Ikehu Molokai project

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Small community meetings gather input on Ikehu Molokai renewable energy project

| December 16, 2013 | 4 Comments
Small community meetings gather input on Ikehu Molokai renewable energy project

A plan to convert Molokai to a 100 percent renewable electricity system using Molokai Ranch land was met with questions and cautious skepticism at an informational meeting for the Maunaloa community Saturday afternoon. The Ikehu Molokai project, being promoted by renewable energy developers Princeton Energy Group, proposes building an 80-acre array of photovoltaic panels in […]

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Community meeting to discuss Ikehu Molokai energy project this Saturday in Maunaloa

| December 12, 2013 | 4 Comments
Community meeting to discuss Ikehu Molokai energy project this Saturday in Maunaloa

A meeting notice has gone out to discuss the Ikehu Molokai energy project to convert Molokai to 100 percent renewable electricity. The meeting takes place at the Maunaloa Community Recreation Center this Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. Molokai Ranch is working with Princeton Energy Group to develop a renewable energy project, called Ikehu Molokai, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s create a sustainable future for Molokai

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s create a sustainable future for Molokai

Happy Thanksgiving to all the loyal readers of The Molokai News! Yesterday we ate our fill, shared our blessings and expressed our gratitude for life’s bountiful gifts. So today it would seem appropriate to offer an update on what Sust ‘āina ble Molokai is now doing to improve our island’s food security. The local non-profit […]

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Solving Hawaii’s food crisis: Documentary film ‘Seeds of Hope’ premieres on Molokai tomorrow

| November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment
Solving Hawaii’s food crisis: Documentary film ‘Seeds of Hope’ premieres on Molokai tomorrow

Documentary film “Na Kupu Mana`olana — Seeds of Hope,” which chronicles the food crisis in Hawaii, will be shown for the first time on Molokai tomorrow at Kalaniana’ole Hall. The free movie and light dinner produced and sponsored by the Hawai’i Rural Development Council begins at 5:30 p.m. Besides the free dinner and refreshments, there […]

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Ikehu Project hopes to convert island to 100 percent renewable energy

| November 12, 2013 | 23 Comments
Ikehu Project hopes to convert island to 100 percent renewable energy

Princeton Energy Group has a plan to generate 100 percent of Molokai’s electricity via renewable sources and the San Francisco-based company wants the community’s support. Molokai Ranch chose Princeton to develop an energy plan for the island after deciding earlier this year to not renew its agreement with Pattern Energy, which had committed to a […]

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Fencing issue to protect East Molokai watershed has two sides

| November 6, 2013 | 13 Comments
Fencing issue to protect East Molokai watershed has two sides

By Hanohano and Maile Naehu We all want to protect the East Molokai watershed and everyone wants to know, fence or no fence? To everyone at the Sept. 20 Mana’e moku meeting of Aha Ki’ole O Molokai it was unanimous that something needs to be done. As the two new representatives of the Mana’e Moku, […]

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