Monday, November 22, 2010

Green energy plans move forward, Aloha Petroleum to get more market share, Hawaii grads unprepared for college, Chinese, Filipinos celebrate heritage, more Hawaii news

Castle & Cooke Resorts, Lanai's biggest employer, has proposed to erect more than 150 wind turbines on the remote northwestern end of the island and lay an undersea cable that would send the power to Oahu. Maui News.

The goal of breaking Hawaii's addiction to shipped-in oil first took vague shape during a ceremony in the governor's executive chambers, with lofty speeches and frequent applause but few specifics. Associated Press.

The Federal Trade Commission has closed an investigation into Aloha Petroleum LLC’s purchase of Shell Oil Co.’s Hawaii gas station and terminal operations, a move that will significantly increase Aloha’s share of the state’s retail gasoline market and open opportunities for it on Maui and Kauai. Hawaii Reporter.

In an effort to create a clean energy workforce that will help meet the growing demand for photovoltaic energy systems, Kaua‘i Community College and WorkWise Kaua‘i have paired to create a new program that offers training and certification in commercial and residential installation. Garden Island.

You often hear about landowners who want to develop on their property. But on Sunday, one landowner on Oahu's North Shore celebrated the fact that he -- or anyone else who owns his land in the future -- will never be able to do so. Hawaii News Now.

A round of three regional meetings conducted by University of Hawai‘i researchers wrapped up last week, giving the public a chance to provide its feedback on what matters most when identifying prime agricultural land on Kaua‘i. Garden Island.

More than a third of Hawaii public school graduates who enrolled in the University of Hawaii system following graduation last year needed remedial instruction in math or English, according to a new school-by-school report that helps paint a picture of the college- and career-readiness of the 2009 graduating class. Star-Advertiser.

Generations of ethnic Chinese youth have strengthened the bonds of culture and language to their parents and the motherland by attending daily classes at Mun Lun School. Star-Advertiser.

Planners of next year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit — due to be held in Honolulu in November — are being given an opportunity to think about security this week. Associated Press.

An ordnance was found Sunday morning near the Kahe Power Plant in Waianae. KHON2.

Navy divers said yesterday that a mysterious object caught in the ocean intake pipe of Hawaiian Electric Co.'s Kahe power plant is not a torpedo. Star-Advertiser.

It's the first — and arguably most controversial — order of business on the City Council's agenda Monday morning: David Tanoue's nomination to serve as director of the Department of Planning and Permitting. Civil Beat.

Maui County Council Chairman Danny Mateo's colleagues decided that he will continue in that position for the next two years, his office announced Saturday morning. Maui News.

The Kauai County Council's nonbinding organizational meeting starts at 9 a.m., Monday, at Council Chambers in Nawiliwili. Garden Island.

University of Hawaii officials signed a deal Friday to build a new community college in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island, which they say will be the most energy-efficient campus in the nation. Associated Press.

Hawaii Literacy (HL) reintroduced the Bookmobile after the “classroom on wheels” was forced to stop operating when the vehicle was deemed unfixable earlier this year. Hawaii Independent.

At an open house at Kailua Elementary School, residents protested Target's plan to move into the community. KITV4.

Through major cleanups, Matt Lane teaches the public to reduce waste. Lahaina News.

The spirit of giving filled The Sheraton Waikiki tonight at a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities- Hawaii. KITV4.

With Thanksgiving days away and Christmas barreling toward the Big Isle like a runaway sleigh, the season of giving is upon us. Tribune-Herald.

For the last 18 years, the Hawaii Filipino Chronicle (HFC) has served as the voice of the Filipino community in the islands. Filipino Chronicle.