Geothermal Transforms Dirty Coal Mines into Clean Energy Hotbeds!

Geothermal energy is abundant, continuous and often untapped.

In this episode we’re looking at how this clean energy source could provide 100% of the UK’s heating needs.

Dr Helen Czerski went to Newcastle Upon Tyne to see one massive bore hole and to Gateshead to find out how coal mines could be transformed into renewable energy infrastructure. Enjoy!


0:00 Introduction
1:12 Where can you find Geothermal?
2:00 How does it work?
4:30 Coal mine geothermal vs deep boreholes
5:20 A 2 Km hole!
6:25 What’s the potential?
7:04 Not a new idea
8:30 Using fossil fuel infrastructure for renewable energy
10:07 Digging into the old coal mines
10:58 Seismic activity?
12:08 How clean is it really?
13:09 Concluding thoughts

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