In Taiwan, development of renewable energy is an irreversible trend to replace, at least partially, the fossil energy. Article 21 of the Basic Environment Law (2002) (環境基本法, the "Basic Law") ruled " Government bodies at all levels shall actively implement measures to control carbon dioxide emissions and establish related plans to mitigate the greenhouse effect." The wind power has been broadly recognized as a primary type of renewable energy, because of it less carbon emissions, sustainable power generation, lower ecological damage, and respectively higher energy conversion rate (compare to other renewable energy).
In order to ensure the energy development will not cause irreparable harm to the environment, Article 24 of the Basica Law further regulated that "The central government shall establish an environmental impact assessment (EIA) system to prevent and reduce the negative impact of government policies or development activities on the environment." Section 1(10), Article 5 of the Environmental Impact Assessments Act openly stipulated the EIA shall be conducted for "nuclear and other energy" developments. Such "other energy" include the wind power.
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In 2010, Kawailoa Wind LLC (“Kawailoa Wind”), proposed constructing a wind farm that included thirty sets of wind turbines and related wind energy generating facilities at the Kawailoa Plantation land (a big farm land on the north shore, Oahu, Hawaii), which was owned by Kamehameha Schools (the “Project”). Kawailoa Wind prepared a final environmental impact statement (the “FEIS”) under Hawaii Restated Statutes (“HRS”) chapter 343 and Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”) 11-200. Because this Project was established on highly scene-sensitive and culturally sensitive land in world famous popular visitor/tourist area (North Shore, Oahu), the local residents were concerned about the aesthetical, ideological, and cultural impact.
First, the assessment of visual impact in the FEIS was possibly inadequate through the EIS process.
Second, the disclosure of inadequate or error information, or the misrepresentation while communicating with residents or members of local communities or groups, would be possibly argued as a violation of the purpose of EIS process which is to encourage the public participation as set forth in the HRS § 343-1.
Third, the lack of comprehensive cultural impact assessment (“CIA”) may probably be argued as a conflict to the EIS §343-2, amended by the H.B. 2895 Act 50, which requires an EIS to disclose the effects of a proposed action on cultural practices of the community and the State.
 See Sec. 6, Art. 29 of the “Standards for Determining Specific Items and Scope of Environmental Impact Assessments for Development Activities” [開發行為應實施環境影響評估細目及範圍認定標準]: “Where one of the following circumstances applies with respect to the development of nuclear energy or other energy sources, an environmental impact assessment shall be conducted: . . . VI. The installation of wind power generation units and one of the following conditions applies. . .”
 The company profile of Kawailoa Wind LLC. See Manta ()
 Kamehameha Schools owns lots of lands in Hawaii from legacy. See Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamehameha_Schools
 See Hawaii Tourism Authority, “North Shore, Oahu,” available at http://www.gohawaii.com/en/oahu/regions-neighborhoods/north-shore/#newCustomSearch:false
 H.B. 2895 Act 50, 20th Leg., Reg. Sess. (Haw. 2000)