The state spends $7 billion dollars annually for imported oil to generate 90% of its electricity. The process releases vast amounts of pollutants and green house gases into the otherwise clean Hawaiian air.
1 - No alternative energy company uses sludge for feedstock in Hawaii.
2 - The current disposal of waste products uses outdated technology that creates greenhouse gases as a byproduct. Gasification is not done for waste disposal in Hawaii.
3 - Agricultural lands left fallow from old cane fields with no economic replacement is a resource in limbo. No local industry for renewable use of biomass with multiple technologies presently exists or contemplated in the near future. Waste is abundant.
4 - Sewage sludge deposited in landfills is growing at 5,000 tons an hour, 120,000 tons a day.