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Iceland: Renewable Energy Resource may change the way we consume electricity

Travelers Today       By    Althea Serad

Updated: Feb 04, 2014 04:20 PM EST

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Iceland has just revealed a new energy resource - geothermal energy.

This new, clean and renewable idea of energy resource may just change the face of the earth, and it has all the probability of being highly capable.

Geothermal energy is using the advantage of heat inside the Earth's core to create what we call electricity. Basically, it's using volcanoes to generate energy. Recently on January 16, this new eye for energy resource has been put to light by the IDDP or the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project. They announced that they have just built the first ever magma-powered geothermal energy system. As of the current moment, Iceland uses geothermal energy to produce 65% of its electricity.

This is a great advancement in the history of man and should be worth the headlines. This means no more nuclear power plants and other methods of creating energy that can potentially harm us in the long run.

With the intense magma building up in the earth's core, and the number of volcanoes around the world, many countries can benefit from geothermal energy production. However, the method of drilling magma from the earth is a tedious process and can take long.

But however long, the amount of energy produced can make a 36 megawatt power plant. That's 2000% of the produce of a thermal, coal-fired power plant.

The IDDP has this to say about the discovery: "the success of this drilling and research is amazing to say the least, and could in the near future lead to a revolution in energy efficiency in high-temperature geothermal areas of the world."   

This is very amazing indeed, since geothermal energy has loads of potential creating electricity nonstop. The technology may not yet be applicable to all countries in the world, as Iceland is far more advanced than many, but the possibilities are endless. In the world today where unnatural sources of energy have created more harm than good, more renewable sources like geothermal is needed and should be explored.

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