A geothermal borehole near Reykjavik, photo by YomanganiThe volcanoes of Iceland could soon be pumping low-carbon electricity into the UK under government-backed plans for thousands of miles of cables across the ocean floor, taking advantage of abundant geothermal energy there.

The web of sea-floor cables – called interconnectors – planned for the next decade would link the UK to a Europe-wide supergrid. The supergrid would combine the wind and wave power of northern Europe with solar projects such as Desertec in southern Europe and north Africa to deliver reliable, clean energy to meet climate change targets and reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports.

(READ the story in the Guardian)

Photo: A geothermal borehole near Reykjavik, by Yomangani

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