December 20, 2008

Power from the Rift

East Africa’s Rift Valley could transform a continent where two billion people have no access to electricity. Advocates say geothermal sites in the valley (at right) could someday produce at least 4,000 megawatts of electricity for Kenya, Mozambique, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania.

Photo: stevej2000

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