Richard Ha on the Buy Out of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

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Part III:

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Friday, January 7th in a face to face interview with Eco Effect TV, Richard Ha confirmed that Roald Marth, Ted Peck, himself and several others are raising upwards of $2.5billion for an eco-friendly buyout of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI).

Richard sat down with Charlene Brown, producer of Eco Effect TV in Hawaii, to discuss how the new electric entity would create “A Sustainable Hawaii Now.” Richard is the new Chairman of Kū’oko’a Inc., Richard said that if the community got together and buys the old utility company electric rates would drop by 25 to 30 percent right away.

Kūʻokoʻa, according the company’s website is the Hawaiian word for independence, liberty, or freedom. Richard is committed rid the State of foreign oil – and oil period. Hawaii imports 90% of its energy from as far away as Vietnam (22%), Saudi Arabia (18%), Indonesia (10%), Brunel (8%), Thailand (7%), Libya (7%), China (4%) Oman (4%), Russia 4%) Alaska (3%) and others.

Hawaiian Electric Company declined to participate in the panel discuss and provided no response to the news of a friendly buyout, or any offer on the table. Sources say the forced buyout would be as a result of failed initiatives to get Hawaii Electric to cut fossil fuel energy supply and develop more clean energy sources already available on the Hawaiian shores.

Geothermal energy is abundantly available in Hawaii but is untapped on most of the islands. The Big Island gets a significant percentage of clean energy from geothermal, but development has been stagnant for much of the past decade.

Currently, Hawaii pays $8.5billion per year to import crude oil. Transportation accounts for 62% and electricity accounts for 33%. Richard and the gang plans to take over Hawaii Electric Industry and keep that extra $8.5 billion at home, putting money back into the pockets of farmers and locals. Ha runs a 600 acre farm on the Big Island. Hamakua Springs already has plans to go off grid with geothermal energy supplied onsite the farms.
The Hawaiian Islands are warmed from live volcanic activity below the surface, creating quite a bit of steam that can be immediately converted to electricity – no coal, no oil. Richard says after buying out Hawaii Electric he will begin weaning Hawaii of milking the oil barrel in about two years.

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Planning… FAIL! Chicken Mushroom for the Next Few Days!

So for the last year and a half the Big Island Internet Society has been meeting on the Second Saturday of each month so when I got our last notice I just naturally figured that it was going to be on the second Saturday of this month… TODAY!

So I went and picked up a catering order of  mushroom chicken from L&L Drive In and I’m running around trying to figure out where the meeting is cause I can’t find anyone…

When I finally decided to look back at the web  page to see if the meeting had gotten moved to another location… only to find out that I was a complete week ahead!

Looks like it’s chicken mushroom for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next few days!