A Matter of Leadership

It’s a matter of leadership.

Geothermal – We have it. It works. It’s cheap. It’s safe. It’s a gift. Let’s go!

It’s ironic that Third World countries are moving into geothermal so quickly, while Hawai‘i is moving backward fast, by using biofuels to make electricity.

  • The Great Rift Valley, an area of Eastern Africa with strong tectonic activity, offers immense potential for large-scale geothermal projects. Some estimates put the resource potential along the rift at 15,000 MW.
  • Today, Nicaragua produces electric power by burning oil and coal. Tomorrow (or, at least in the not-too-distant future), the small Central American nation intends to tap the chain of volcanoes it sits above as a source of geothermal energy.
  • In the Philippines, geothermal energy already provides 27 percent of the country’s total electricity production generated in power plants. Geothermal power plants are on the islands Luzon, Negros, Mindanao and Leyte.
  • Ormoc City, a city on the island of Leyte, has a population of 184,000 and produces 708 MW of geothermal. Here on the Big Island, where we have a very similar population (185,000), we only produce 30 MW.

Let’s go!


One thought on “A Matter of Leadership”

  1. Every project neeeds a leader with courage, common sense and a little help from his friends. Timing and luck thrown in would also help. This endeavor seems to have just about all of the above. So, Richard tell us, your believing friends, what we should do to help you achieve this much needed project?

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