Thursday, 31 May 2012

Uk #Geothermal #energy 'could heat all the homes in Britain AND satisfy up to a fifth of the country's demand for electricity' | Mail Online


Energy sourced from tapping into heat deep underground could produce up to a fifth of the UK's electricity and heat millions of homes, a report said today.

Deep geothermal energy could be exploited across the UK, with 'hotspots' including Cornwall, East Yorkshire, Hampshire, Northern Ireland and Scotland, according to the study.

The power source could also supply enough heat directly to warm all the UK's homes and buildings, although the infrastructure is not in place in this country to deliver the heat to where it is needed.

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