Hawaii Island News, afternoon edition, 07 Jan 2019

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Accessed on 08 January 2019, 0120 UTC, Post 18227.



“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 07 January 2019.

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Gas tax money to be pumped into budget
Some $6.8 million in new fuel tax money barely survived a close County Council vote last month, but its future seems more assured now that the Department of Public Works has released a working list of resurfacing projects to be completed with the money. West Hawaii Today.

New Kona subdivision moving forward
Developers expect to file an application related to the project with the county’s Planning Department this week. The almost 70-acre Kona Village development, which marks the final phase of the more than 173-acre Kona Vistas project mauka of Kuakini Highway that started in 1984, is expected to include 80 multi-family residential buildings with units planned both for rent and sale. West Hawaii Today.

NP closure creating problems in and  around Honaunau Bay
At Honaunau Bay in South Kona, consequences of the shutdown have sprawled to include the desecration of sacred lands and structures, inflation of human and vehicle traffic to the point of dangerous conditions both by land and by sea, as well as disruption of the local fishing industry and potentially negative impacts to area corals.West Hawaii Today.

Developers seek to build 30-megawatt solar farms
On Hawaii Island, AES and Innergex are seeking to each build 30-megawatt solar farms with battery storage in West Hawaii. The projects are estimated to each shave about $7 off the bill for a residence using 500 kilowatt hours a month as of 2023, a year after they are expected to begin operations. That point was highlighted in a press release from Hawaiian Electric. Tribune-Herald.

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