Wednesday, July 30, 2014

USA, Hawaii:

Geothermal: Not ‘Easy, Simple, Cheap or Wrong’ (Honolulu Civil Beat)

Patricia K. Brandt, CEO and Director,
Innovations Development Group
(Courtesy Honolulu Civil Beat)
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.

In a recent Honolulu Star-Advertiser column, Richard Borreca argues that “It just may be . . . geothermal energy is not the easy solution to Hawaii’s energy needs,” despite what he describes as Governor Abercrombie’s “infatuation” with it.

Borreca warns: “It is said that for every problem there is a solution that is “easy, simple, cheap and wrong.”

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 the “easy solution.”