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State policy considerations for geothermal development in Hawaii

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Title: State policy considerations for geothermal development in Hawaii
Authors: Grabbe, Eugene M.
Keywords: regulatory;economic
Hawaii
LC Subject Headings: Geothermal resources--Hawaii
Issue Date: Apr 1975
Publisher: Geothermal Energy Policy Project, Dept. of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii
Citation: Grabbe EM. 1975. State policy considerations for geothermal development in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Geothermal Energy Policy Project, Dept. of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii.
Abstract: This short paper was prepared in response to a request by Christopher Cobb, the Chairman of the State of Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, and Hideto Kono, the Director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development, and State Energy Resources Coordinator. It is intended to be a short, opening statement on the various policy options which the State government and its Counties have in dealing with the geothermal resource potential now being investigated in Hawaii and therefore does not attempt to spell out in detail any of the policy issues it lists or the several institutional arrangements that are shown by way of example. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, under the Board, has the responsibility for the management of State mineral (including geothermal) resources, while the Department of Planning and Economic Development, the lead State energy agency, is responsible for general planning. Robert Kamins, Professor of Economics, is co-principal investigator for Environmental and Socioeconomic Program of the Hawaii Geothermal Project at the University of Hawaii since its inception in 1973. The University project has also been concerned with geophysics and engineering, and has recently received a major grant from the Energy Research and Development Administration which will include drilling on the Island of Hawaii. Eugene Grabbe of the Department of Planning and Economic Development is Manager of a State Geothermal Energy Policy Project aimed at developing policy and action options in geothermalenergy and is jointly funded by the State of Hawaii and the National Science Foundation. The State has also supplied substantial support for the Hawaii Geothermal Project. It is hoped that the policy and planning options which evolvewill have general application to Hawaii's other energy resources such as ocean thermal energy conversion and wind as well as geothermal energy.
Description: Includes bibliographical references.
Pages/Duration: 24 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/32169
Appears in Collections:The Geothermal Collection



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