UK Geothermal power plant gets funds  

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Even the British seem to be getting enthusiastic about geothermal energy, with the BBC reporting on a project planned for Cornwall - Geothermal power plant gets funds .

Plans to develop the UK's first commercial-scale geothermal power station in Cornwall have secured nearly £1.5m of government funding.

The power plant - using "hot rocks" technology - is to be based at Redruth and would provide electricity and heat for homes and businesses.

Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has gained the grant from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The total cost of building the plant will be about £40m.

The power plant will work by pumping water deep underground to be warmed by the earth's natural heat and then returned to the surface. The heated water would power turbines, generating electricity and heat.

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Its been many years since the ground moved from pasties being dropped down tin mine shafts. Now they`ll be having earthquakes and the lovely smell of sulphur in the air.

Still It`s a start

We'll see - so long as they don't drill under a town I'm sure all will be fine.

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