|Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – More news from Sicily as the predecessor of First Wind — Hawaii’s largest windfarm developer continues to generate multi-million dollar mafia property seizures and arrests.
Starting with a reprise of our coverage from last year, and linking to news from the Italia media over the last few days, we have highlighted the key names which link First Wind/UPC/IVPC and the Italian mafia. Why is this not news in Hawaii? Because First Wind’s local partner is Kamehameha Schools.
Hawaii Wind Developer tied to Largest-ever asset seizure by anti-Mafia police
HFP 3/28/2011: Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind stood comfortably with Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, Rep Mazie Hirono, and HECO CEO Dick Rosenblum at the grand opening of the Kahuku Wind energy project on Oahu’s North Shore Thursday. As he should.
First Wind–formerly known as UPC Wind–got its start in wind energy by launching Italy’s IVPC–a company now subject to a record breaking asset seizure by Italian police. Click here to read the full article.