Icelandic volcanoes could power British homes

Homes in the UK could soon be powered by geothermal energy piped all the way from volcanoes in Iceland, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Thursday, following a meeting with Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.

A 750-mile “interconnector” would transport the energy to Britain if the plans go ahead.

Speaking at a press conference in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, Cameron revealed a task-force has been established to examine the feasibility of the project, which is expected to submit a report within six months.

If the exploration is successful then a giant hydro-electricity cable could be built between Britain and Iceland within a decade.

However, the remote location of these sources had made energy exports difficult until now.

The talks are the latest in a series of discussions about using Iceland’s geothermal power in Britain, which have been ongoing since 2012.

Currently 95 percent of Iceland’s energy is produced by hydro and geothermal plants.

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