Icelandic volcanoes can be a source of electricity for the UK Facts
In the near future the volcanoes of Iceland will provide the UK electricity generation which will be followed by a minimum of carbon dioxide emissions.
UK Energy Minister Charles Hendrych, plans to make a visit to Iceland in May 2012 to discuss the excess geothermal energy from volcanoes. The minister said that the government of Iceland supports this. To implement idea, the UK will have to reach the ocean cable from 1000 to 1500 kilometers, which may become the longest in the world.
Conducting network bottom connecting pipe is planned for the next 10 years. Of that, a new energy system will include the use of wind and waves from northern Europe, the solar energy from southern Europe and northern Africa to provide clean energy at home and reduce the use of imported resources.
At present there are 2 international connecting pipes, leading to France and Holland, and the other 9 or laid, or pass technical inspection. By the fall of 2012 is planned to lay pipe between Ireland and Wales to receive electricity generated by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Britain has always been able to provide themselves with electricity. However, after the depletion of oil and natural gas in the North Sea and the prohibition of the use of coal, Energy Minister announced that the government will now be dependent on imported electricity and pipe laying is a particularly important step on the way to provide the country with clean energy.
According to preliminary calculations using the new pipes will be supplied to the UK one third of electricity consumed. 900 kiilometrovaya pipe between Norway and the United Kingdom to be built by 2019, which will allow excess wind power to pump water into storage over the fjords. When you need to electricity, sluice gates are opened, and the water will come back, passing through the turbines. In this case, the loss of electricity are considered minimal, as when pumping water, and when it is fed through the tube. Another network of pipes should be laid between England and the island of Alderney, where powerful tides could produce 4 gigawatts of electricity.
Pipes are fast enough — with a speed of 30 kilometers per hour, but their production is more labor-intensive, because every kilometer away 800 tons of copper. To all, requires careful preparation of the "host" sites and posts that can distribute a lot of the "incoming" electricity. Charles Hendrych claims that clean energy will reduce energy bills.
Despite the fact that the laying of pipes requires significant investment, Greenpeace supports the idea, arguing that it is the cheapest way to get clean energy. Thus, the implementation of piping between the UK and the Netherlands in 2011 at a cost of £ 500 million.