Saturday, May 5, 2012

UK may soon start consuming energy generated from geothermal facilities of Iceland

When it comes to the field of renewable energies, the field suddenly doesn't stop after its use. Considering that sustainable energy is a utility of generation of the industry, their collective reach to people is an important part of the combination of all.

In this regard, the Government of the United Kingdom is about to develop a plan that aptly summarizes power generation of low emission of carbon in a location and its consumption in another location thousands of miles away. According to sources, his Minister of energy Charles Hendry is to visit Iceland to finalize an agreement covers the connection of United Kingdom with abundant geothermal energy of Iceland.

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Obviously, given the lack of Iceland of land border with any country in the world, the project may seem ambitious. And it is ambitious; as the effort entails the connection to be made through cables long sea floor of 1,000 to 1,500 km, known as "interconnections". They imply a massive engineering feat, these cables are estimated that about 800 tonnes of copper in each of its cross section kilometer long.

From a broader perspective, this huge network of interconnecters are not only limited to Iceland and United Kingdom. In fact, in the next decade or so, several of these cables is planned to construct the length and breadth of Europe. For example, an enterprising proposal have been Green illuminated connecting Britain with Europe to form a grid of 'super'. This project includes different systems of renewables such as wind, wave and even solar installations. In another instance, UK will benefit long-distance a 1.6GW new plant of nuclear energy that is being built in Flamanville, in France.

And finally, beyond only the credentials awareness of sustainable consumption, such proposals could help really UK long term. With dwindling oil and gas, along with the nature of high emission of coal, the sea in the North of the country stays with the option to only credible export energy from overseas.