Insights on PBS Hawaiʻ‘i

Puna Geothermal Restart?

Special | 56m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

Kīlauea Volcano’s lava flow last year not only destroyed hundreds of homes and farms, it damaged and caused the shutdown of a geothermal plant that supplied 25 percent of the Big Island’s power needs. Puna Geothermal Venture intends to be back in the power business again by year-end. Critics question whether the cost of reopening is justified, versus the benefits of investing in other energies.

Aired: 05/23/19

Rating: TV-G

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