David Benton wrote:Unless you live in a country where it is common, geothermal power is probably not common knowledge.
Heres a link to New zealand's oldest station.
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It is at least 30 years since I heard of the possibilities of geological steam power in Kenya from surveys of the potential. I haven't been following the developments there but I think Kenya's potential may be not unlike New Zealand's. There are small energy converters in the Rift, in the north of Kenya. The same ought to be the case in Tanzania and further north, in parts of Ethiopia. The tectonic movements of the Rift Valley have great possibilities. There is another Rift Valley roughly along the border between Uganda and Congo. This area too ought to be assessed.
Geological power is a source of energy that doesn't affect the climate (because it doesn't increase the proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere) and ought to be developed wherever the potential exists.
If the SG railway being built is powered by electricity from these sources it would be a small contribution to countering the catastrophe from burning oil and coal.
(On Tuesday I travelled up to London by electric train - third rail - at about 100 mph. And also on the Underground.)