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Jul 4, 2023
Provoking Pele - A Research Review & Citation Links to Research Articles.
The research review article titled "Provoking Pele" discusses the potential influence of geothermal drilling operations on the 2018 volcanic eruption of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.
The author raises concerns about the lack of oversight and transparency from the for-profit energy company operating the geothermal facility, as well as the potential environmental impacts and increased seismic activity associated with geothermal drilling.
The article calls for more research and informed decision-making regarding geothermal energy in Hawaii to ensure the safety of local communities and the environment.
Jun 2, 2023
Residents vent concerns about 'Repower Project' at Puna geothermal plant on Big Island
Ben Cole speaks up about the need for independent research during a meeting for the recent Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Puna Geothermal Venture plant. (Megan Moseley/Big Island Now)
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Jun 2, 2023
Public Meeting- Puna Geothermal Venture Repower Project: Public Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
PGV will host an open house and public comment meeting on June 1, 2023, to provide information on the DEIS and take comments.
On May 8, 2023, the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was published. Public comment period is open until June 22, 2023.
Pending government approval, PGV and Hawaiian Electric have negotiated an amended contract that will regulate power generation at the PGV plant through the year 2052. The Public Utilities Commission, in conjunction with the County of Hawai‘i Planning Department, have requested that PGV prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in conjunction with consideration of the new contract.
The meeting will be held at the Pahoa Neighborhood Center, 15-2906 Pahoa Village Road, Pāhoa, HI 96778.
Open house from 4:30-5:20, Opening remarks from 5:20-5:30, comment period from 5:30-7:30.
May 22, 2023
Larry Wood Comment on Structural Controls on Early Behavior of the 2018 Kilauea East Rift Zone Eruption Inferred from Geodetic Surveys
We have recently discovered an article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal describing structural controls which influenced the evolution of the 2018 eruption.
Aug 18, 2022
Public Scoping Meeting for Public Comments on the Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice (EISPN)
Puna Geothermal Venture, looking to increase power production at its facility near Pohoiki, has published an Environmental Impact Statement Preparation Notice in the July 23 edition of The Environmental Notice.
An EIS Public Scoping meeting on August 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pāhoa Community Center.
Jul 18, 2022
PGV Environmental Impact Statement Prep Notice (EISPN) Publication
Administrative 30-day public review and comment period starts.
Comments are due by August 22, 2022.
Please send comments to the approving agency/accepting authority and copy the applicant and the consultant.
An EIS Public Scoping meeting will be held August 17 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Pāhoa Community Center.
Jul 7, 2022
STATE of HAWAII UIPA Department of Defense request Response
Records Request for Department of Defense
Governor's Emergency Task Force to Secure Puna Geothermal Wells in May 2018 [#761]
Jul 3, 2022
STATE of HAWAII UIPA Department of Health request Response
Summary of Information Requested:
Copy of Puna Geothermal Venture's "PGV" pending application to renew their Underground Injection Control permit UH-1529, including all attachments.
May 16, 2021
A geochemical & geophysical review of Puna Geothermal Venture and the 2018 Kilauea eruption
This report is the product resulting from analysis of USGS/HVO monitored earthquakes for all of 2018 with a focus on May 2018 and geochemical analysis from UH Hilo published in Science Magazine. All earthquake data and accompanying analysis are stated in UT (Universal Time) unless otherwise noted.
Feb 8, 2021
Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals against the State of Hawaii Department of Health & PGV
Sara Steiner is working on a case for the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals against the State of Hawaii Department of Health and Puna Geothermal Ventures to ensure that PGV has to shut down and perform a thorough and modern EIS and prove their cumulative impacts do not harm the Lower East Rift Zone in a pressurized Kilauea volcano.
Dec 2, 2008
Dacite Melt at the Puna Geothermal Venture Wellfield, Big Island of Hawaii
The research article discusses the discovery of dacite melt during the drilling of an injection well at the Puna Geothermal Venture wellfield in Hawaii.
Dacite melt can contribute to the formation of various valuable mineral deposits, depending on the specific geological conditions. Some examples include precious metal deposits like gold and silver, base metal deposits such as copper and lead, as well as certain types of hydrothermal mineral deposits like epithermal veins and porphyry deposits.
The specific mineralization associated with dacite melt is influenced by factors such as the composition of the melt, temperature, pressure, and availability of fluids and mineralizing agents in the surrounding rock.