No Use of Dieties In My Back Yard — An explanation from a PG reader on why there hasn’t been a push for geothermal in Hawaii:
I work for a company that has built power plants on a couple of the islands; we also build geothermal power plants all over the world. You ask why geothermal power is not on Hawaii’s list of sources of alternative power generation. In the past, geothermal was not an option because local religion felt it would upset Hawaiian deities, and geothermal power plants were stopped by Hawaiian courts. They are warming up to geothermal power now, however (please pardon the pun).