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How Geothermal Power Could Transform East Africa

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, energy, greenliving, protection )

- 1732 days ago -
In East Africa, the lack of electricity drives the use of deadly fuels. Lacking power for cooking, the region's residents must use firewood or charcoal to heat food and water for safe consumption. The stakes are deceptively high: globally, air pollution

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Monday September 23, 2013, 8:20 am
That would be wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Cher.

Ben O (154)
Monday September 23, 2013, 11:22 am
Right, and I believe solar energy is even better...

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Monday September 23, 2013, 3:14 pm
A partially bittersweet's always money.

Birgit W (160)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:55 pm
Geothermal and solar energy should help them.

Karen Chestney (112)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:16 am
Thanks for this article.

Monika K (13)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 9:46 am

Michael O (176)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 7:11 pm
The potential for geothermal energy is huge. However, what most people don't realize is that you don't need to be sitting atop a geologically active part of the Earth, like East Africa, to take advantage of it. Just a few meters below the Earth's surface, the soil temperature remains a relatively constant 10C. All you need to do is embed some pipes in the ground to exchange heat (from the soil to the surface during the cold winter months, or from the surface to the soil for cooling purposes during the hot summer months).

Moving heat around from one location to another is a lot more efficient than just generating that heat from scratch.
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