Kahuku

Telescope Protest Inspires More Native Hawaiian Activism

Nov 17, 2019
Jennifer Sinco Kelleher/AP

KAHUKU (AP) — Flapping Hawaiian flags adorn a large canopy on the easement of a highway that winds along Oahu’s famed North Shore.

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Police have made more arrests during protests against a wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore.

Ashley Mizuo

The Honolulu Police Department arrested 55 protestors who were attempting to block trucks from delivering equipment to the planned wind turbine project in Kahuku on Thursday night into Friday morning.

Protesters in Kahuku who have been blocking the movement of equipment for a wind farm said they would support a solar farm in its place.

The Conversation: Monday, May 30th, 2016

May 30, 2016
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Off Shore Wind Farm Proposal; Revisiting the Battle of Midway; Building Smart Housing on Oahu; Preserving Historic Pearl Harbor Site

Proposed Wind Farms in Kahuku and off shore: Henry Curtis

Kahuku Wind Project Faces Blowback

Feb 19, 2014
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

On the North Shore of Oahu, where sugar cane once grew, a different type of crop has sprouted up in recent years: wind turbines.

29% of Hawaii’s renewable energy now comes from wind power. A California company is moving forward with a plan to build more than a dozen turbines. It’s a deal that could save the state millions and significantly lower electricity bills. But it’s causing concern among some residents. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.