Hawaii has begun planning an ambitious undersea cable system to transmit wind energy from Lanai to other islands. The up-to-$3 billion project could provide one-third of Honolulu's electricity, and would be partly funded by Department of Energy stimulus funds. "We have some of the best wind in the world. ... To just ignore that resource would be foolish," said Josh Strickler, facilitator of the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's renewable-energy programs.

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