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Volcanoes as a Green Energy Source

Someone tell Jonah that the war on volcanoes must be put on hold. “Freakanomics“:

Here’s an energy source you probably haven’t thought about: volcanoes. “Ormat Technologies (ORA) has tapped into the Pacaya volcano in Guatemala,” reports Stockerblog (citing a Reuters article). “The country’s goal is to have 60 percent of its energy generated from volcanoes, along with hydro power. Guatemala isn’t the only country tapping into this source of power. There are plenty of other Central American countries jumping on the bandwagon, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.”  Volcanoes may also be useful on the global-warming front too.


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