From fracking site to geothermal well

It’s quite a turnaround. A small English village where Third Energy wanted to frack for natural gas eight years ago, is about to become the site of the UK’s first geothermal well, extracting clean, renewable energy from deep underground without disturbing the geology. 

The proposed scheme will be the first of its kind in the UK, where wells originally drilled to extract fossil fuels will be repurposed for renewable energy. And, unlike the fracking, which villagers protested vigorously, they are happy with the new plan.

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