Clean energy draft EIS is agenda item
Public hearings on the Hawaii Clean Energy Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement will be held Thursday at Pomaikai Elementary School and Tuesday at Lanai High & Elementary School, both from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy proposes developing guidance that can be used in making decisions to support the state in achieving its goal of 70 percent clean energy by 2030. The draft report analyzes at the programmatic level the potential environmental impacts of activities in energy efficiency, distributed renewables, utility-scale renewables, alternative transportation fuels and modes and electrical transmission and distribution.
Comments may be submitted through June 17 on the Internet at www.hawaiicleanenergypeis.com, by email at email@example.com, or by mail to Jane Summerson, U.S. Department of Energy, P.O. Box 5400, Building 401, KAFB East, Albuquerque, N.M., 87185.
The draft report may be downloaded from hawaiicleanenergypeis.com and energy.gov/nepa.
Lahaina man faces burglary charges
Bail was set at $20,000 for a Lahaina man who was charged with burglarizing a residence and three businesses in Lahaina town.
Makani Eisenberg, 25, was arrested Friday morning after video surveillance at one business linked him to a burglary, police said. Through investigation by the Lahaina Criminal Investigation Division, Eisenberg was linked to burglaries of two other businesses and the residence, police said.
Cash was stolen in the break-ins at the businesses, which occurred within the past month, police said.
Eisenberg was charged with first-degree burglary and three counts of second-degree burglary.
Director to attend showing of film
The feature-length documentary "Ola - Health is Everything" will be shown tonight at 6 as part of Hospital Week at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
The film explores factors that affect health other than genetic predisposition and individual behavior, a Maui Memorial Medical Center announcement said. The film highlights the power of communities to heal and how society must re-examine what it means to be healthy and showcases individuals who bring hope to Hawaii communities.
Matthew Nagato directed the film, which premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival in April 2013. He will attend tonight's free event in the hospital auditorium and answer questions after the showing.
Those interested in attending are asked to call Shanda Visitacion at 442-5485, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve and confirm available seats.
OHA trustees will hold Maui meetings
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees will be holding a community meeting in Lahaina tonight and a trustee meeting Thursday morning in Wailuku.
The community meeting will be held at Waiola Church Hall, 535 Wainee St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. OHA officials will listen to concerns and highlight efforts to improve conditions in Native Hawaiian communities.
The board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Cameron Center Auditorium, 95 Mahalani St.
For more information, go to www.oha.org or call OHA's office on Maui at 873-3364.