LA Times: "Geothermal energy is alone among the renewable energy sources that has “dispatchablity” -- the means to quickly ramp up power delivery during peak hours or scale back when the grid has excess."
NZ Government: Geothermal generation has more than doubled over the past decade and for the first time in 40 years, geothermal electricity generation contributed more electricity than natural gas during 2014.
Tourism related to geothermal activities in Tuscany, Italy between the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Grosseto has been quantified at 57 963 visits in 2014 providing revenues and jobs for local communities
The exploration will be done by the University of Hawaii's Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (permit pending) and it will take place across nine different agricultural zoned areas on the West Rift Zone of Hualalai.
Since hydroshearing uses water and a biodegradable diverter, unlike fracking that uses a variety of chemicals that are potentially hazardous, EGS will not be affected by the new laws looking to protect underground water.