Hear the earth humming – Solar power??That’s nothing, compared to volcano power! Can we use them to fuel our homes? A volcano is erupting in Hawaii, attracting tourists and threatening over 8,000 people.
Geothermal energy is clean, quiet and virtually inexhaustible, and could provide 250,000 times more energy than the world uses every year, with no impact on the climate or the environment. But how can you harness a volcano?
In LiveScience.com, Molika Ashford reports that the US government is spending $30 million in order to figure out how to do just that. If they succeed, they would find a source for 100,000 new megawatts of power, which is more electricity than is produced by all of the nuclear power plants in the United States.