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Out With the Coal & Oil, In With the Geothermal in East Africa’s Rift Valley

Growing acknowledgment of the unaccounted for cost of fossil fuels in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, ecological degradation, economic development and foreign policy have sparked interest in a wide range of alternative fuel and power resources. One of the most promising and perhaps underestimated has been geothermal power. That’s changing. The UN Environment Program and General Environment Facility released the results of a geothermal test program in Kenya that bodes well for geothermal power’s future not only in the East Africa Rift Valley but around the world.

Low Carbon, Clean Energy, Growth, Jobs & Geothermal

Need some hard evidence that transitioning to a low carbon, renewable energy powered society can generate jobs, growth and profits? Look no further than companies like Ormat Technologies, which just announced completion of a geothermal power plant in Kenya.