New guidelines for Ocean Energy in Hawaii

RenewableEnergyAccess reports that a new set of guidelines regarding the importance of community involvement in new ocean energy development in Hawaii. The guidelines have been jointly developed by a number of stakeholders including environmental and Hawaiian cultural organizations, fishing, surfing and paddling, along with state agencies, the State Legislature and the United States Coast Guard. These guidelines are probably useable in other locations as well to make sure that important projects are not delayed or are stopped. As the guidelines say “We cannot afford to allow the development of good, sustainable alternative energy projects to fail.” And on the subject of Hawaii, the The Honolulu Advertiser syndicates a nice feature piece about all the non-energy businesses which surround NELHA on Hawaii.