Rep. Thielen on the Environment

The environment is what we leave for our children. How we treat it, what we take from it, what we leave – that is our legacy to our children.When we destroy the environment, that destruction is then passed on to our children, and their children, and their children. I think living in Hawaii makes this even more clear. We have been given such a beautiful land by those that came before us. And when we destroy the land in places, it creates such an ugly scar. But the problem, and the required solutions, are worldwide. We have the solutions available to us: Clean, renewable energy, tapping our nation's abundance of wind, solar, and ocean resources. I believe in American ingenuity. We can change American's energy policy and create a cleaner environment and a safer world.

Opening the door to clean-energy loans

By Rep Cynthia Thielen As early as 2013, those applying for photovoltaic (PV) systems often faced long permitting delays that resulted in Hawaiian Electric (HECO) facing frustrated legislators and more than a few angry Windward residents. In response to this backlash, the Public Utilities ... (more) Continue Reading

2015 Legislative Report

Click here for Rep. Thielen's end of session annual 2015 Legislative Report! ... (more) Continue Reading

Maui House Made With Hemp!

Hempcrete House.Star Advertiser ... (more) Continue Reading

Buffer Zones: Protecting Paradise From Restricted Use Pesticides

View article as it appears in Civil Beat at: Buffer Zones: Protecting Paradise From Restricted Use Pesticides By Rep. Cynthia Thielen March 9, 2015 There have been over 7,000 studies on Atrazine and even Syngenta representative, Mark Phillipson, could not answer whether or not the pesticide is ... (more) Continue Reading

Hard Questions for HECO

Rep. Cynthia Thielen questions testifiers from Hawaiian Electric regarding the need for more funding through special revenue bonds on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. View it all here. ... (more) Continue Reading

The Azura Has Arrived: An Advancement for Hawaiian Renewable Energy

Walking along our Windward beaches, I never cease to be amazed by the unbridled power of our tides and waves.   As most of you know, I have long been an enthusiastic supporter of energy produced by our oceans, and am thrilled that the next chapter for wave energy is now opening up in ... (more) Continue Reading

2015 the Year of Hope for Hemp

Last week, a constituent shared with me a very special February 1938 issue of Popular Mechanics. Inside the tan pages and tattered edges, along with other articles on the cutting edge technologies of its time, is an article on Hemp, the New Billion Dollar Crop. With new technologies, it was highly ... (more) Continue Reading