Wind farm supporters believe industrial wind power is green. But the reality of the electric grid is that intermittent power causes more pollution, not less. Electricity on the grid cannot be stored. It is generated the instant it is used.
If an electricity generator stops generating (that is, the wind stops blowing), a backup source must start up. That backup is invariably oil fired in Hawaii. That causes the backup plant to act like a car in busy traffic, emitting more pollutants than a car cruising on the highway. And that negates the hoped-for positive effect of wind to reduce emissions.
So why would we take tens of thousands of acres of land in Hawaii to build these turbines? It's because of the federal laws that give the developers more money than they have invested for each project in the the way of guaranteed loans, tax subsidies and credits and the ability to sell these assets over and over at your expense.
If you could invest someone else's money and be guaranteed a huge profit with no risk to yourself, why wouldn't you do it? Many of our politicians receive large campaign contributions for supporting these mega projects. It's called follow the money. These are public records.