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Geothermal key to economic diversity and prosperity on Hawaii

Volcanic vent on the Big Island in Hawaii, U.S. (source: flickr/ geofiz, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 30 Oct 2012

An passionate opinion piece in West Hawaii Today makes a passionate plea for geothermal energy, describing it as a key to economic diversity and prosperity on Hawaii.

A recent plea in local publication West Hawaii Today, makes a passionate case for the development of geothermal energy in Hawaii.

The author highlights the one energy source standing out on Hawaii, geothermal energy. While it won’t be able to solve a majority of the energy needs for transportation, it is a key source for future electricity needs on Hawaii.

The author mentions all the key advantages of geothermal, like dependable supply, inexpensive to operate and being generally cheaper, but also the need to make the profits of geothermal to be shared with the people of Hawaii Island, mentioning the Alaska oil dividend as an example.

Electricity is seen as a key not only for basic electricity needs but also for all other key elements of the economy on Hawaii.

To read the full piece see link below.

Source: West Hawaii Today