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Geothermal powerhouse Kenya maximises its potential

Summary Summary text: Energy harnessed from hot steam in East Africa’s Rift Valley could power Kenya many times over. Energy harnessed from hot steam in East Africa’s Rift Valley could power Kenya many times over. For the geothermal power industry, the best natural steam is found nice and close to the Earth's surface. Which helps explain the current buzz around hot prospects in East Africa's Rift Valley: a giant trench stretching 6,000 km from the Red Sea to Mozambique, where two tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart.
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Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger (5 years ago)

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Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (3 years ago)

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Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (last year)

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