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Energy researchers at East-West Center quit, calling for new leadership

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A world-famous energy expert and his team have resigned from the East-West Center, saying the institution needs new leadership as it faces millions in potential federal budget cuts.Fereidun Fesharaki headed the energy research team of four people at the East-West Center, that's located on the University of Hawaii Manoa campus but is a nonprofit with its own board and budget separate from the university. He and his three colleagues stepped down on New Year's Eve, saying they have no confidence in current leadership. \The center has lost the ability to distinguish itself by paring down the research to almost nothing. And we worry how will the center survive