Householders in Newcastle might be persuaded to switch energy deal when they hear that the city has launched a renewable energy project.
According to Green Wise Business, the north-east city has kick-started a geothermal project that involves drilling 2,000 metres into the ground in order to draw up water to heat certain buildings.
The £900,000 initiative aims to provide five megawatts of thermal energy, which should be able to heat Newcastle University's planned Science Central as well as the Eldon Square shopping mall.
Professor Paul Younger, who is leading the project, told the news source: "Our aim is to rise to the challenge of putting a novel form of deep geothermal energy at the very heart of city centre regeneration.
"It's an incredibly exciting project. If we're right and we pump up water at such elevated temperatures, it would mean a fully renewable energy supply for a large part of the city centre, massively reducing our reliance on fossil fuels."
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