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Environment & Energy

Will Kauai Join the Plastic Bag Ban Wagon?

by Pearl Hahn Last year, Maui passed the state’s first municipal ban on plastic bags. The law will take effect in January 2011. The Big Island followed suit, and will eancourage businesses to offer 100 percent recyclable paper bags that must be made out of at least 40 percent post-consumer

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Accountability Needed to Keep Hawaii Beaches Clean

by Pearl Hahn Hawaii’s beach water quality was recently ranked sixth in the nation by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The few states that topped Hawaii included Delaware, Virginia, and New Hampshire. The waters of Hawaii attract over seven million visitors annually and provide year-round recreation for residents. Keeping them

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Hawaii’s Green Energy Initiative

by Pearl Hahn Several proposals have been launched by the state Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) in an ambitious push to have 70 percent or more of Hawaii’s energy needs supplied by ‘renewable resources’ by 2030. This goal sprang out of a partnership made in January 2008

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Testing Your Energy IQ

by Pearl Hahn Are Americans knowledgeable when it comes to current energy policies and how the oil industry works? Most do not know, for example, what percent of oil consumed in the United States this past year came from Persian Gulf countries. (Given the option of 90 percent, 60 percent,

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The Real Story Behind Wind, Solar Energy

by Pearl Hahn Remember how anthropogenic global warming advocates had to switch their terminology to climate change? I also have to remind myself to stop using the term “renewable energy” for wind, solar, and other alternatives to fossil fuels. This Mises piece likens energy to a river, existing as flows

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Spain’s Green Jobs: The Opposite of a Boon

by Pearl Hahn Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, is currently endeavoring to develop green jobs under the belief that such an initiative will alleviate rising unemployment and the recession. Chu, a Nobel-prize-winning physicist, has been adamantabout his wish to fight global warming and advocates spending billions on alternative energy research

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A climate of common sense: The International Climate Change Conference, 2009

During the Heartland Institute’s recent International Climate Change Conference in New York City (co-sponsored by GRIH), Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus declared that the true plans and ambitions of climate change alarmists are “to stop economic development, and return mankind centuries back.” I was lucky enough to hear him first-hand

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International climate change conference; featuring Stanley Goldenberg

At the recent Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change 2009 in New York City, which GRIH co-sponsored, Grassroot Institute Policy Analyst Pearl Hahn sat down with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Meteorologist Stanley Goldenberg who heads the Atlantic Oceanographic & MET Lab Hurricane Department at the agency. This is

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International climate change conference, featuring Todd Wynn

The Second Annual International Conference on Climate Change 2009 Scientists, economists, and climate experts with a skeptical view of climate change alarmism gathered in New York City on March 8-10, 2009 to discuss why they believe the global warming crisis has been canceled and whether a crisis ever really existed

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Will Kauai Join the Plastic Bag Ban Wagon?

by Pearl Hahn Last year, Maui passed the state’s first municipal ban on plastic bags. The law will take effect in January 2011. The Big Island followed suit, and will eancourage businesses to offer 100 percent recyclable paper bags that must be made out of at least 40 percent post-consumer

Read More →

Accountability Needed to Keep Hawaii Beaches Clean

by Pearl Hahn Hawaii’s beach water quality was recently ranked sixth in the nation by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The few states that topped Hawaii included Delaware, Virginia, and New Hampshire. The waters of Hawaii attract over seven million visitors annually and provide year-round recreation for residents. Keeping them

Read More →

Hawaii’s Green Energy Initiative

by Pearl Hahn Several proposals have been launched by the state Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) in an ambitious push to have 70 percent or more of Hawaii’s energy needs supplied by ‘renewable resources’ by 2030. This goal sprang out of a partnership made in January 2008

Read More →

Testing Your Energy IQ

by Pearl Hahn Are Americans knowledgeable when it comes to current energy policies and how the oil industry works? Most do not know, for example, what percent of oil consumed in the United States this past year came from Persian Gulf countries. (Given the option of 90 percent, 60 percent,

Read More →

The Real Story Behind Wind, Solar Energy

by Pearl Hahn Remember how anthropogenic global warming advocates had to switch their terminology to climate change? I also have to remind myself to stop using the term “renewable energy” for wind, solar, and other alternatives to fossil fuels. This Mises piece likens energy to a river, existing as flows

Read More →

Spain’s Green Jobs: The Opposite of a Boon

by Pearl Hahn Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, is currently endeavoring to develop green jobs under the belief that such an initiative will alleviate rising unemployment and the recession. Chu, a Nobel-prize-winning physicist, has been adamantabout his wish to fight global warming and advocates spending billions on alternative energy research

Read More →

A climate of common sense: The International Climate Change Conference, 2009

During the Heartland Institute’s recent International Climate Change Conference in New York City (co-sponsored by GRIH), Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus declared that the true plans and ambitions of climate change alarmists are “to stop economic development, and return mankind centuries back.” I was lucky enough to hear him first-hand

Read More →

International climate change conference; featuring Stanley Goldenberg

At the recent Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change 2009 in New York City, which GRIH co-sponsored, Grassroot Institute Policy Analyst Pearl Hahn sat down with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Meteorologist Stanley Goldenberg who heads the Atlantic Oceanographic & MET Lab Hurricane Department at the agency. This is

Read More →

International climate change conference, featuring Todd Wynn

The Second Annual International Conference on Climate Change 2009 Scientists, economists, and climate experts with a skeptical view of climate change alarmism gathered in New York City on March 8-10, 2009 to discuss why they believe the global warming crisis has been canceled and whether a crisis ever really existed

Read More →

PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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