UK to tap Iceland's volcanoes

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The Independent Online

The Government is to enter negotiations to tap the power of Iceland's volcanoes to pump low-carbon electricity into the UK, it emerged last night. Energy minister Charles Hendry is to visit Iceland next month to discuss connecting Britain to its geothermal-energy resources, it was reported.

"We are in active discussions with the Icelandic government," Mr Hendry said. The scheme would involve laying hundreds of miles of high-voltage cables known as interconnectors on the ocean floor, according to The Guardian.