Wednesday, July 25, 2012

USA, Hawai'i:

Oahu Heating Up? New Geothermal Testing Could Change Energy Plan (Honolulu Civil Beat)

(Courtesy National Park Service)
Scientists are set to begin testing for geothermal energy potential on Oahu and other Hawaiian islands. And what they find could change the direction of Hawaii’s energy policy.

Tests conducted several decades ago, show that the thermal energy lying below the Big Island’s volcanic rifts is enough to power the state’s electricity needs seven times over, according to a report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.