Hawaii lawmakers are discussing the idea of developing additional geothermal energy as a statewide resource for electricity.
The informational briefing on geothermal power productions will be held Thursday at the Hawaii Capitol.
Legislative leaders will hear about a geothermal business model that involves Native Hawaiians in the development process and respects their culture and lands.
Geothermal energy, generated from underground heat, is already used on the Big Island to provide nearly one-fifth of its power.
Organizations participating in the meeting include Innovations Development Group, Mililani Trask of Indigenous Consultants and leaders of the Hawaii Geothermal Working Group.
Hawaiian Lawmakers to Consider Geothermal
Source: Associated Press (7/6/11)
"A state-wide geothermal business model involves Native Hawaiians in the development process."