Iceland Gets Geothermal Power from Magma – A First!

 Iceland Gets Geothermal Power from Magma – A First!  reports Ari Philipps at Climate Progress. Okay, the downside is that striking magma with a bore drill is extremely rare – but engineers were ready with a specially treated steel casing to keep the magma contained, reports Lucky Tran at PolicyMic. The bore hole could produce up to 2000% (no typo) of the power produced from a typical coal-fired plant in the coming months.  The company plans to explore for more of these “supercritical wells” near volcanoes in New Zealand and Japan, Science Now reports.


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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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