Why Biofuel at Keahole?

Richard Ha writes:

Why would we want to burn expensive biofuels at the Keahole plant on the Big Island? We know that will result in increasing electricity rates.

Biofuel is expensive, unproven technology. You cannot even get a sample of it. It should not be used to make electricity when there are other alternatives. Biofuel should only be used for transportation, where there are no alternatives.

Keahole is the largest-capacity generating plant on the Big Island. Locking in expensive biofuels and fossil fuels there for 20 years means locking out cheap geothermal for the same amount of time.

This will not be good for the rubbah slippah folk.