The purpose of this survey is to determine community values in Hawai'i for bioenergy as a form of renewable energy, in order to obtain input for the project development for a bioenergy project on O`ahu. The survey contains 25 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

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* 1. What is your biggest priority among these positive impacts of development? Rank from 1 to 5, where 1 = top priority

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* 2. Please rank the importance to you of the following negative impacts of development

  Not Important Slightly Important Undecided Important Most Important
Traffic
Dust
Noise
Sight Lines
Land Use Change
Emissions

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* 3. For the following materials which we could convert into fuel and recycled-material products, how does each item rank in preference? You may select the same ranking more than once.

  Least Preferred Slightly Preferred Undecided Preferred Most Preferred
Construction & Demolition Debris (C&D)
Municipal Solid Waste (trash)
Auto Shredder Residue
Invasive Species
Landscaping Waste
Agricultural Waste
Food Waste
Sewage Sludge
Commercial Timber
Energy Crops

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* 4. Who do you think is responsible for fixing issues for the community? Choose top 3 

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* 5. If you had to choose between these options, which would you choose?

  Option A Option B
A. Imported fossil fuel for electricity

B. Imported wood chips for electricity
A. Small project using only locally sourced material that provides some benefit

B. Larger project using imported material that will provide a larger benefit, such as higher amount of greenhouse gases avoided
A. Burning waste to make electricity

B. Gasifying waste to make jet and diesel fuel
A. A new employer with a few highly skilled jobs

B. A new employer with a lot of labor jobs
A. Recycling and re-using waste on island

B. Shipping waste elsewhere for disposal
A. The convenience of waste and recycling facilities near to where you live and work

B. A buffer requiring them to be far away
A. Keeping things the way they are

B. Putting in new infrastructure to increase efficiency and sustainability
A. Invasive species for energy conversion

B. Native species for energy conversion

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* 6. Of these options for land use on flat agricultural land, which do you prefer?

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* 7. Assuming it could be done within all the appropriate regulations, would you consider shipping trash or agricultural waste from a neighbor island to Oahu for recycling to be an acceptable course of action?

Unacceptable Acceptable
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* 8. Rank the level of value to you for each of these energy products we could make from renewable sources

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* 9. How much more are you willing to pay for a gallon of locally made renewable fuel? (in $/gallon)

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* 10. What do you consider the most effective way for us to get community input?

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* 11. What is your impression of the desirability for each of these types of renewable energy? You may select the same ranking more than once.

  Least Desirable Slightly Desirable Indifferent Desirable Most Desirable
Ethanol
Biodiesel
Renewable Diesel
Electrofuels
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Biopower
Biochar
Renewable Biogas
Green Hydrogen

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* 12. What policies affecting bioenergy production are you familiar with?

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* 13. Where do you hear most about new happenings, to inform your thoughts?

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* 14. Have you been impacted by unplanned electricity power outages within the past 2 years?

0 (Not at all) 1 (A little) 2 (A lot)
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* 15. Of the different renewable energy options you could have in your community, what is your preference for each?

  Least preferred Slightly Preferred Indifferent Preferred Most preferred
Rooftop Solar
Wind Energy
Geothermal Energy
Wave Energy
Green Hydrogen
Ground Mounted Solar
Gasoline
Liquified Natural Gas

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* 16. What does success look like to you?

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* 20. What is your zip code?

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* 23. Do you have native Hawaiian ancestry?

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* 24. Would you like to be contacted for a follow-up?

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* 25. What else would you like us to know?

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