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Japan goes full steam ahead with geothermal power

Companies are cashing in on decades of experience in tapping the Earth's heat

Indonesia is employing Japanese technology to tap its abundant geothermal resources.

TOKYO Fifty years ago, Japan's first geothermal power plant went online. Now with the world hungrier than ever for renewable energy, the country's decades of experience in the field is presenting a big export opportunity.

This is one reason Japanese companies find themselves in the middle of a rainforest in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, about an eight-hour drive from the provincial capital of Medan.

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