Rwanda's underwater powerhouse
Lake Kivu in the west of Rwanda is holding enough unexploited energy
to meet Rwanda's needs for 200 years. Rotting vegetation which has
been deposited for millions of years at the bottom of the lake is
giving off a constant regenerating supply of methane gas.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Burning it rather than letting it
escape would reduce its impact on global warming. Capturing the CO2
would be even better, of course.
Millions of years to generate two centuries worth of power is not
sustainable, of course. But let us not complain at a gift.
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