NewEnergyNews: GEOTHERMAL NOT EASY FOR HAWAII BUT VALUABLE

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    Thursday, August 07, 2014

    GEOTHERMAL NOT EASY FOR HAWAII BUT VALUABLE

    …No one claims that geothermal energy is going to solve all our energy needs. But it is a proven and reliable source used around the world.

    Patricia Brandt, July 30, 2014 (Honolulu Civil Beat)

    “…No one, least of all those of us who have been striving mightily for years now, at considerable personal cost, to change how Hawaii looks at its energy future would dream of suggesting that geothermal energy is [easy]…Innovations Development Group (IDG) [believes] we can do better than the old profit-maximization model that has Hawaii residents paying the highest electricity rates in the nation…We have had to deal with a system in which distribution of our electricity is controlled by HECO, a monopoly that is used to being a monopoly…We have come up with a community-based model for geothermal development that clients in New Zealand have embraced but which has yet to see the light of day here in our native Hawaii because of the tortuous nature of the bid process…But we expect those who are supposed to help educate the community to do a better job of examining something as complex as the place of geothermal in Hawaii’s future…Yes, there are risks…[an no] one claims that geothermal energy is going to solve all our energy needs. But it is a proven and reliable source used around the world. We would be failing future generations if we did not make the best possible use of [it]…” click here for more

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