posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 12:17 PM
New wind farm components arrive on Oahu
Oahu's newest wind farm is expected to cut the island's yearly oil consumption by 300,000 barrels. Along with providing greener power, First
Wind's Kawailoa farm will help Hawaii's clean energy production soar to new heights.
Ok so I'm all for green energy, especially here in Hawaii where everything, including energy, is bought at a premium. And I know this is a step in
the right direction, once the environmental concerns are worked out.
But...Is it enough?
We'll get 30 new turbines which will cut Oahu's yearly oil consumption by 300,000 barrels. Sounds good right? Well how much oil does Oahu use
We've been decreasing our oil consumption steadily over the last 6 years, but look. It still takes about 30,000 barrels a day
the island of Oahu. 30 new turbines will cut the oil consumption by 300,000 barrels per year.
10 days worth of energy per year. That's it. That's all we will be able to squeeze out of these turbines. 10 days.
Like I said, I know it's a step in the right direction. I'm just afraid at this rate it won't be enough.