ACTION NEEDED: Please Testify and support this House Community Plan Map

Sierra Club members, we need your help now! ACTION NEEDED: Please Testify and support this ‘House Community Plan‘ Map submitted by Ralph Boyea, representing our Hawai’i Island community needs. Email testimony can be sent in any time before the upcoming meetings, if you would like to testify via zoom, please send an email to reapportionment@hawaii.gov  Please note the dates/times below.  Public … Read more ACTION NEEDED: Please Testify and support this House Community Plan Map

Community Based Renewable Energy for East Hawaii

Sierra Club members recently participated in an informal discussion with commissioners of thePublic Utilities Commission regarding new solar facility development in East Hawaii. ExCommember Shannon Matson provided the club’s response. We strongly support a reduction in the use of fossil fuels to reduce our impact on climatechaos. Biomass burning also generates greenhouse gases, and the … Read more Community Based Renewable Energy for East Hawaii

NREL Maui Grid Studies by Steve Holmes

The leading experts on energy grid technology work for the National Renewable Energy Laband they have been brought in to assist Hawaii in reaching its goal of 100% renewables. Theirwork and conclusions will become the blueprint for other islands in Hawaii. In dockets before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regarding Hu Honua Biomassand Puna … Read more NREL Maui Grid Studies by Steve Holmes

CHOPPY SKIES by Cory Harden

Noise and vibration from tour helicopters have bedeviled Hawai’i residents for decades. But repeatedand widespread concerns voiced by beleaguered communities have largely been ignored. The noiseterrifies children and animals, sets off PTSD in war veterans, intrudes on sleep, interrupts conversations,and causes inescapable stress. On Hawai’i Island, during the eruption, tour helicopters never letup—they kept flying, … Read more CHOPPY SKIES by Cory Harden

Mauna Kea Update for September 2021

As astronomers wait with bated breath for the outcome of the decadal survey called Astro2020, the roleof TMT in the future of world astronomy hangs in the balance. The survey is a year overdue, and itprovides an analysis of the needs of the next decade in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics,projecting priorities for the … Read more Mauna Kea Update for September 2021

2019 Moku Loa Group Awards Hawaii District Science & Engineering Fair

All Sierra Club Moku Loa Group award recipients were presented with a certificate, a congratulations letter and fifty dollar check. They will also be given a one-year membership in Sierra Club, in recognition of their achievement. Mahalo to all of the student participants and science fair judges for their assistance. Members who would like to … Read more 2019 Moku Loa Group Awards Hawaii District Science & Engineering Fair