Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Life of the Land

P.O. Box 37158, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96837-0158

Phone: 927-0709 henry.lifeoftheland@gmail.com

Hu Honua Appeal to the Hawaii Supreme Court

 SCOT-22-0000418 (Major Documents)




Jun 29

Hu Honua Appeal

Sep 22

Hu Honua Motion to Expedite

Sep 29

PUC, Tawhiri, LOL Motions in Opposition

Oct  5

Hu Honua Opening Brief

Nov 14

PUC, Tawhiri, LOL, CA, HECO Answering Briefs

Nov 28

Hu Honua Reply Brief


Oral Arguments


Hawai`i Supreme Court Decision

 Board of Directors

Miwa Tamanaha - President

Lynette Cruz – Vice President

David Lane Henkin – Secretary

Art Mori – Treasurer



Henry Curtis – Executive Director, Vice President for Consumer Issues

· Peer Reviewer (2021-22) Initiative for Energy Justice (IEJ)  Justice in 100 Scorecard --Evaluating equity in 100% renewable energy or 100% clean energy laws


· Community-Co-Chair: Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Restoration Advisory Board

· Powering Past Coal Task Force

Kat Brady – Assistant Executive Director, Vice President for Social Justice

·  Community Alliance on Prisons Coordinator

PLEASE HELP US with a tax-deductible check or PayPal Donation
Life of the Land is a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in February 1970. Donations are tax-deductible

Birth of Life of the Land (1970-)

Heptachlor and Food Poisoning Hawai`i Style (1980s)

Toxic Contamination in Village Park (1990s)

Struggle to Protect Wa`ahila Ridge (1973-2002)

Climate Change Testimony of Kat Brady (2006)

Legal Settlement for Pearl Harbor Contamination (2021)

Pearl Harbor Military-Community Board Reviews Contamination & Cleanup Efforts (2022)

Red Hill – One of Three O`ahu Military Fuel Storage Annexes  (2021)

Life of the Land Strongly Opposes SB 2510. The bill has odd firm generation requirements and would ban new solar and wind projects.

Key leaders left mark on the state during Hawaii’s growth years.” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, March 14, 1995. 

The effect a person can have on a place is immeasurable. Here are the 10 people or organizations who, from 1965 to 1975, helped make Hawaii what it is today.” John Burns, Tom Gill, George Helm, Dan Inouye, Patsy Mink,  Ah Quon McElrath, Life of the Land, Land Use Commission, Bishop Estate, and Labor UnionsThose honorable mentioned but not making the list were such notables as Henry Kaiser, Frank Fasi, William S. Richardson court, Myron B. Thompson, Robert Oshiro, and George Ariyoshi.


Life of the Land`s Post-Hearing Brief re HELCO-Hu Honua Power Purchase Agreement (2022)

LOL Comments re Reduced Electric Rates for Protected Agriculture (2022)

PAR Hawaii Refinery Breaks Fuel Contract with HECO (2020-22)

Life of the Land's Comments Re Hawaiian Electric Companies' Draft Stage 3 Oahu and Maui RFPs and Model Contracts (2022)

Performance-Based Regulation -- Life of the Land filed joinders to Ulupono Initiative`s  filings made on May 13, 2020April 8, 2022, and May 11, 2022.

Gas Company Rate Case: Life of the Land & Hui Aloha 'Aina O Ka Lei Maile Ali'i Joint Testimony. (2022)

Kahuku Wind Turbine Disaster (2022)

Life of the Land`s Participation in Active Public Utilities Commission Proceedings (2022)

HECO Companies

HECO-Hu Honua Power Purchase Agreement (docket no. 2017-0122)

Incentivizing HECO Companies with Performance-Based Regulation (docket no. 2018-0088)

Integrated Grid Planning (docket no. 2018-0165)

PAR-HECO Fuel Contract & HECO Fuel Management Plan (docket no. 2020-0090)

MECO`s Kahului Generators Conversion to Synchronous Condensers, Waena Transmission Line modifications (docket no. 2020-0167)

Reduced electricity rates for fruits or vegetables operations that implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures (docket no. 2021-0078)

University of Hawai`i Green Tariff Program (docket no. 2020-0204)

Gas Company

Gas Company Rate Case (docket no. 2017-0105)

Gas Company Integrated Grid Planning (docket no. 2022-0009)

Sale of Hawaii Gas to Argo (docket no. 2021-0098)

Life of the Land intervened in 58 contested case proceedings at the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Hawai`i Supreme Court Victories

HECO`s 1971 Rate Case (1975)

HELCO-Hu Honua Power Purchase Agreement (2019)

Gas Company Rate Case (2020) 


Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO): Hawaii Statewide Energy Projects DirectoryHECO Companies Stage 1 and 2 RFPs re Solar PV Plus Storage Projects (By Island and Estimated Completion Date)

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