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Iceland’s volcanoes may power UK

A web of sea-floor cables – called interconnectors – may be connecting the UK to countries around the world in the next decade, providing access to sustainable energy.

‘The energy minister, Charles Hendry, is to visit Iceland in May to discuss connecting the UK to its abundant geothermal energy. “We are in active discussions with the Icelandic government and they are very keen,” Hendry told the Guardian. To reach Iceland, which sits over a mid-ocean split in the earth’s crust, the cable would have to be 1,000 to 1,500km long and by far the longest in the world’.

See this Guardian story at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/11/iceland-volcano-green-power

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