- The goal is to cool 1,000 out of the 6,500 classrooms by the end of 2016.
- However, air conditioning all of them will cost $1.7 billion.
- Then you will need to supply the electricity.
- Who will pay for all the above?
- Of course, the taxpayers.
- So, to quote:
- we aren't air-conditioning all the schools
- we are putting in lights, vents, pipes, repainted roofs and maybe fans
- According to Governor Ige, this is not an air-condition-the-schools project, it is a heat abatement program.
Molokai and Lanai just do not want huge wind farms for a variety of reasons. In any case, to attain any kind of renewable energy self-sufficiency, that sub-sea grid will someday no doubt be installed over the protests of the usual suspects. Of course, the ratepayer will ultimately absorb the cost, but at this point, don't hold your breath for any kind of progress.
Rene Mansho, killed the earlier effort, which was mostly to be paid by the Federal Government. Not only would the total system, perhaps up to the University of Hawaii and maybe even Hawaii Kai, have been in full operation by now, but the switch from the Feds to Hawaii taxpayers amounted into several billion dollars, or a few thousand dollars/person. While this latest version is expected to be operational by 2022, you can only excruciate at the idiocy of fumbling the first attempt. The moral? Minimize any opposition and do it now.
maglev train (right) at the Miyazaki (same place as the best beef in the world) test track went 321 MPH. We talked to Japan Airlines about the train and some international interests to build the stations. These partners would then gain tax free development rights around the stations. Kauai would have paid almost nothing and become an international center. The plan was so way ahead of its time that it was almost embarrassing, but I nevertheless blithely passed on the concept to the Honolulu Area Rapid Transit people who thought I was joking. More recently, I resurrected this idea to justify Hawaii hosting the 2020 Sustainable World Expo, as quoted from one of my Huffington Post articles:
Multi-national corporations would be attracted by tax free development rights. Each station could have a major hotel and a variety of restaurants and other attractions. Thus, the rail would actually also be used during non-rush hour periods.