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Environment & Energy

Sustainability applies to economy, too, Akina says on ‘Stan The Energy Man’

Usually it’s Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, who interviews notable people on the ThinkTech Hawaii Network, during his show “Hawaii Together,” which airs every other Monday. But recently, on Feb. 2, Akina was the interview subject of a different ThinkTech Hawaii program: Stan Osserman’s regular “Stan

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The green case for Jones Act reform

When we talk about the costs of the Jones Act, we’re usually focused on how it results in higher prices for consumers and businesses and its overall effect on Hawaii’s economy. But those are not the only costs imposed on us by the 100-year-old protectionist law that restricts goods carried between U.S.

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Professor Pooley to the rescue!

Hawaii resident Gale Pooley took on supervillain Thanos of the “Avengers” film series over the issue of resource scarcity and population control, at a Grassroot Institute of Hawaii event on Maui, Monday, Sept. 9. Pooley is an economist and associate professor of business management at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and co-author

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Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2085 (Relating to Energy)

To: Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair Senator Mike Gabbard, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2085 — RELATING TO ENERGY Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its

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Sustainability applies to economy, too, Akina says on ‘Stan The Energy Man’

Usually it’s Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, who interviews notable people on the ThinkTech Hawaii Network, during his show “Hawaii Together,” which airs every other Monday. But recently, on Feb. 2, Akina was the interview subject of a different ThinkTech Hawaii program: Stan Osserman’s regular “Stan

Read More →

The green case for Jones Act reform

When we talk about the costs of the Jones Act, we’re usually focused on how it results in higher prices for consumers and businesses and its overall effect on Hawaii’s economy. But those are not the only costs imposed on us by the 100-year-old protectionist law that restricts goods carried between U.S.

Read More →

Professor Pooley to the rescue!

Hawaii resident Gale Pooley took on supervillain Thanos of the “Avengers” film series over the issue of resource scarcity and population control, at a Grassroot Institute of Hawaii event on Maui, Monday, Sept. 9. Pooley is an economist and associate professor of business management at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and co-author

Read More →

Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

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Grassroot Testimony: HB 2085 (Relating to Energy)

To: Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair Senator Mike Gabbard, Vice Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. RE: HB 2085 — RELATING TO ENERGY Comments Only Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer its

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