07 May '11, 3pm

What's your favorite clean energy deployment success story?

I live in Hawaii, on what is called the Big Island, the only island that is called Hawai’i This island is an active volcano — lava comes out in two or three different places continually, and has since 1983 We have had geophysical electric generation for many years. At the time when they started to dig there was a big todo because they were digging in a known fault. Now it provides I think 20+ % of the electricity of this island. We also had a wind farm that was built in the 1980s, then closed because federal law at that time said that if it cannot compete with oil generated energy then it cannot be used. A few years ago they tried to re-operate it, but it would have cost too much. Now we have two other wind farms in the process of being built. It seems we could tap into the hot lava that flows in the ocean now, but apparently that is not worth doing. Our electricity is amo...

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