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Report urges Hawaii to fund field work on the Big Island

Puna Geothermal Power Plant, Big Island, Hawaii (source: betterplace.com)
Alexander Richter 18 Jan 2011

A report delivered to the Hawaiian legislature, by the Geothermal Working Group, recommends that the island state is "to fund research and field work into goethermal energy resources on the Big Island.

A report delivered to the Hawaiian legislature, by the Geothermal Working Group, recommends that the island state is “to fund research and field work into goethermal energy resources on the Big Island, and analyze the impact of transitioning from petroleum-fired power plants to geothermal”, and “to reevaluate how royalties from geothermal production are distributed to the state, county and affected neighbourhoods.”.

The plant manager for the only geothermal power plant operation in Hawaii run by Puna Geothermal Venture (owned by Ormat), states that there are other potential geothermal companies that could play a role in developing geothermal energy on the Big Island.

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Source: BizJournal