Maybe if the 5.3 billion crazy mono rail money was invested in saving Hawaii's energy future they could save a billion dollars a year... Just a thought.
cleantechnica - Located as it is about 2,400 miles (3,900 km) WSW of San Francisco about in the middle of the northern Pacific, residents and businesses on the ‘Big Island’ of Hawai’i pay a lot for energy. Imported oil has been the primary fuel, not only for transportation, but for generating electricity in the Hawaiian Islands.
The situation could be radically different, however. The Hawaiian islands are rich in wind, solar, and, as you’d expect given the fact that they sit atop a volcanically active rift in the earth’s oceanic crust,geothermal energy.
“All that is needed is cooperation and initiative to make the move to 100% renewable energy, agreed all the speakers” at a government-sponsored conference in Hilo at which the Hawai’i County Geothermal Working Group releasedEHS News