Power Plant

The same federal tax credit homeowners get for installing solar panels could pay up to 30 percent of the roughly $260 million cost of turning a defunct coal-powered plant into one that burns trees to produce energy.

The State Department of Health is holding a public hearing in Hilo on Wednesday regarding the future of a new power plant. The Hu Honua Bioenergy facility on the Hamakua Coast would burn eucalyptus trees to generate electricity. Some say that its clean, renewable energy, but other community members have serious environmental concerns.

From: Civil Beat PEPEEKEO, Hawaii Island – It’s a good thing East Hawaii receives a lot of rain because a massive amount of water will be needed to cool a wood-burning power plant scheduled to open here in December. Hu Honua Bioenergy’s 21.5-megawatt plant will extract 21.6 million gallons of nondrinkable water daily from wells, circulate […]


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