The answer here in Hawai‘i is to increase renewable energy.
The question? World oil supplies are decreasing at an increasing rate while demand is increasing at an increasing rate, so oil prices will keep rising and it will go to the highest bidder. What do we do, so that we don’t have to bid for oil against the rest of the world?
Solar power stops at night, and requires batteries to keep it steadily available. Wind is not dependable; it’s intermittent.
Geothermal, on the other hand, is steady and dependable.
I was the only person from Hawai‘i to attend the Peak Oil conference in Houston this past October. We knew then that world oil supplies would not keep up with the world’s oil demand.
The best renewable energy source for the Big Island is geothermal. If we cooperatively decided to research how geothermal could help us, we would see that we could make machines that run with electric motors, instead of fossil fuel motors.
In a world where energy supplies are running out, geothermal is not.
I wonder what the gods have planned for us.