Up until this morning I thought that volcanoes were pretty bad. I mean have you ever heard of someone being happy when a volcanoe blows up? Because I haven't. Not until now. In Guatemala they are harnessing the heat of steam and water from under the active Papaya vocanoe, which is causing Guatemala's two geothermal plants produce energy that is posing as an alternative source to fossil-fuel power. The plants are also great because they do not require wide spread alteration of the land like hydroelectric dams do. Guatemala is offering tax breaks to companies willing to build more goethermal energy plants. El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica are also looking into geothermal energy plants. I think this sounds great!!!
Cited Source: http://lattimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2010/09/guatemala-energy-volcanoes.html