Unformatted text preview: research explored its potential as an fuel source, but it abandoned the research as oil prices dropped. The Democratic U.S. presidential candidates, and some of the Republicans, have advocated a return to the old days of intense research and development. With oil at record-high prices, and fears of peak oil and global warming ever present, alternatives can't come soon enough. *Note: This story has been corrected. The plant will be built on the Kona coast of Hawaii, a.k.a. the big island. Kona is not the name of a Hawaiian island....
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