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Kenya’s green geothermal power an example to the world

Africa’s largest geothermal energy producer, Kenya, sets an example for the world’s biggest polluters.

Across the world, efforts are being stepped up to develop energy sources beyond fossil fuels.

Geothermal energy, generating electricity from hot rocks under the Earth’s surface – has huge potential to provide power while reducing carbon emissions.

Geothermal power comprises about 43 percent of Kenya’s electricity supply, even as millions of Kenyans still depend on trees to make charcoal.

As climate talks proceed in Poland at the ongoing COP24 summit, the East African nation’s efforts are an example to the world’s big emitters.


Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Nairobi, Kenya.