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.

Rep. Thielen’s Comments on Kawainui-Hamakua Master Plan

For many years there has been much discussion on what to do with the Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh.  Information on the just-released draft plan, and how to submit comments (before Oct. 24, 2016) can be found here.  Rep. Thielen has also offered comments and suggestions to be considered before any plans ... (more) Continue Reading

2016 Legislative Report

Each year  we send constituents in the 50th House District a Legislative Report with important highlights of the past session. The 2016 Legislative Report can be found here: 61126_Thielen_LegRept_Final_Web lr ... (more) Continue Reading

Historic industrial hemp legislation passes, opens doors to local farmers

Honolulu – Today the Hawai‘i State Legislature passed the "Industrial Hemp Bill," which establishes an agricultural hemp program that for the first time in Hawai‘i's history, allows the crop's cultivation and the distribution of its seed by multiple licensed local farmers. Senate Bill 2659 passed ... (more) Continue Reading

Ocean-energy device launches, better positions Hawai‘i to harness wave power

Hawai‘i moved closer to gaining independence from fossil fuels, exerting control over its energy production and fulfilling the state's Clean Energy Initiative with the latest deployment of a high-tech ocean-renewable energy device that converts waves into energy off Kaneohe's shoreline this ... (more) Continue Reading

In MidWeek: Benefits of Hawaiian Hemp

  Industrial hemp research project principal investigator Harry Ako, PhD and long time industrial hemp proponent Rep. Cynthia Thielen with a hempcrete sample and a book. Behind them are hemp stalks. NW PhotoBy Tannya Joaquin Hemp seeds, hemp oil, hemp granola — the hemp hype is ... (more) Continue Reading

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