Gallery: Indonesia Plans to Harness 4,000 Megawatts of Power From Volca...

 

The Indonesian government recently announced plans to develop a hot new energy resource — real hot. The country’s leaders aim to generate 4,000 megawatts of geothermal energy from volcanoes by the year 2014. If the plan proves successful, the renewable energy generated would decrease the country’s reliance on coal-fired power plants, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and help provide power to the 35 percent of Indonesia’s population who currently live without electricity.

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  1. fjavino January 5, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Good article

  2. Central America to Tap ... September 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    […] Spurred by increasing demand for electricity, several countries are moving to transform the thundering mountains’ energy into watts. Geothermal plants can use the water heated by the molten earth beneath volcanoes to drive […]

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