Gone with the wind - Business

Gone with the wind - Business

There are 48 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 24, 2009, titled Gone with the wind - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

First, he ripped out the pineapples. Then he put up Four Seasons hotels and luxury homes.

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John W Bienko

Ottawa, Canada

#41 Apr 25, 2009
Windfarm electrical production is NOT sustainable. The costs far outstrip the costs of competitive electic power producers by 10 times an more.
The windpower projects are heavily subsidized by your governments. The taxpayer is burdened with the high costs.
The answer is to manufacture more efficent electrical products, stop wasteful use of electricity, build hydroelectric power infrastructure.
To the extent possible I live according to the natural sunlight timetable. Rarely switch on lights. In dark places I use a 7 watt nightlight. I recharge the batteries on my sail boat with a Solar Charger $59.

United States

#42 Apr 25, 2009
'"I am not going to live on an island that's the biggest wind farm in the Pacific," said John Mumford, 65, who owns a vacation home on Lanai. Mumford is founding partner of Crosspoint Venture Partners, a Woodside, Calif., venture-capital firm.'

Seriously, here is a man who should have NO standing. He's not a local, he has no ancestral claim to the land. He doesn't even live there full time. Venture capital? Vacation home? GTFO.

But why ship the power to Oahu is quite beyond me as well. Doesn't Lanai need electricity too?

Honolulu, HI

#43 Apr 25, 2009
JoeLocal wrote:
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And hump a whale...
Watch out, you **** off the wrong haole - they going to go after the Lanai Ferry to keep all of "those Pine Locals" from going to Lahaole (formerly known as Lahaina)!
haah, come back to earth...

Los Angeles, CA

#44 Apr 25, 2009
Ishidan wrote:
But why ship the power to Oahu is quite beyond me as well. Doesn't Lanai need electricity too?
I agree with diverting some of that power for Lanai to make the proposal easier and fairer. But why Oahu? Because the proposed wind farm will far exceed what Lanai needs and Oahu has the demand for it.
Facts First

Honolulu, HI

#45 Apr 25, 2009
Somebody suggested the wind farm be located somewhere else on Lanai. However, according to the wind maps ( http://www.state.hi.us/dbedt/ert/wwg/windy.ht... ), the proposed location is where the wind power is.

The wind farms on the Big Island (Hawi, Tawhiri and Lalamilo) and Maui (Kaheawa) are also located in the windiest areas.

Honolulu, HI

#46 Apr 25, 2009
I hear a great blowing from Millionaire Maui and the Welfare Isles, oh, wait, that's a giant sucking sound, must be after tax day on Oahu, wave goodbye to your tax money as it goes to the folks who don't want us, but can't pay their bills.

United States

#47 Apr 26, 2009
Wow man. I use Verizon wireless broadband, and I'm sitting here in Nuuanu. According to the location listed under my name, though, I'm a real globetrotter.

Honolulu, HI

#48 Jun 29, 2012
Gee, people are concerned about hunting. First of all a lot of the hunters that are hunting there are hunting illegally. You see you need a permit and you need the permission of the landowner, and they don't have either. The hunters are also hunting year round, and there is actually a season which they are supposed to be hunting. Gee not only does the landowner have to follow laws, but hunters should also.
The fact of the matter is this will bring jobs to the island and even if the people who are currently living there may not all get all the jobs made by this project, there is always jobs that are generated as a result of this project. It is truely unfortunate that you have these people who have no other agenda then to keep things the same no matter what. Gee I think we should rid Lanai of all deer, goats, and pigs now that would be green
You are dumb. The DLNR has a lease on a large portion of land which they do manage with a closed season and required license as well as have bag limits and different times you can hunt with a bow, black powder, shotgun or high powered rifles, and what species of animal you can hunt, mouflon or axis deer , we have no pigs or goats....this area is know as the state area or Ka'a ahupua'a, the same area that is the targeted area for the wind farm, so if this is developed when the DLNR lease is up then hunting there would be done. Without the game management that is being done now ( hunting ) the effects would be an explosion in population to the game and a decrease in protein in the freezer and devastation to the native plant life and increased erosion affecting shorelines. Also the lawless poaching hunters who follow no rules and hunt everyday are very few and far between, although you can hunt 365 day a year legally with a bow, as you are hunting in what's referee to as "private" hunting areas that are managed by your uncle Murdock. If you read this you may have increased your knowledge, and remind you to think before you speak of what you obviously have no idea.
I hope you do read this, I doubt it since yup wrote in 09 and it's. Now 2012 and we on Lana'i have a new Daddy! We can only hope this one will act with a clean conscience instead of a greedy heart...c'mon Larry.

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