It’s been almost two weeks since Typhoon Haiyan ripped across the Philippines, leaving behind unimaginable loss of life and livelihoods. But it also crippled something else: a key source of power. Geothermal operations have been producing five times as much energy as Leyte Island needs, with the surplus being sold to other islands. For a island known as “one of the world’s biggest success stories of renewable energy” and a nation with little contribution to global warming, losing this natural energy source would come as double blow. But there is hope.
Source: New York Times