Geothermal energy is gaining more ground in China

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Oil company begins to break into the geothermal energy market Sinopec, a large state-run oil company in China, has plans to move into geothermal energy. The company recently began drilling hundreds of wells throughout China. Instead of tapping into oil reserves, however, these wells are designed to leverage the potential of geothermal energy. This energy will be used to provide heat for homes in various parts of the country. This heat will not be generated through the use of fossil-fuels, making it environmentally friendly. Northern provinces are experiencing the benefits…

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Geothermal energy boom accelerates in Greater Paris

The completion of the second of two geothermal wells near France’s capital is underway. Just east of Paris, in Rosny-sous-Bois, a drilling rig that has been set up between a highway overpass and a suburban shopping center, is being used to finish a geothermal energy project that consists of two geothermal wells, which have been designed to tap into the natural heat that exists below the Earth’s surface, to heat offices and homes in the Greater Paris region. The renewable project is one of five being built around Paris. Prior…

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Geothermal energy potential looks promising in France

The search is on for underground heat below Paris. France’s geothermal energy potential appears to be very promising and the country is turning to an oil services company, Cofor and Schlumberger, to provide its drilling expertise to burrow under the Parisian suburbs between Orly Airport and the Eiffel Tower to find an underground heat source. The country hopes to use geothermal power to heat about 170,000 homes, hospitals, and schools. According to Bloomberg, the Paris region is only second to Iceland for having the largest concentration of “low-energy” geothermal installations…

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Geothermal energy could solve energy problems in China

Alternative energy may help China overcome emission and electricity struggles. According to the country’s deputy head of the environment department under the Ministry of Land and Resources, Chen Xiaoning, with the assistance of “home-grown technology” more electricity can be generated from clean energy sources, such as geothermal energy. Low-carbon communities are another plan of the Chinese government. Wany Jiyang of CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) has said that there are four geothermal wells that can provide heat for floor space that is 300,000 square meters in size. Housing authorities…

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