Energy comparison customers might be interested to hear that Newcastle is set to host a renewable energy project.
A 2km-deep geothermal borehole will be drilled below the city in an attempt to bring up hot water, which will be used to heat the site and surrounding buildings.
Professor Paul Younger of Newcastle University, who is leading the team, hopes that the heat can eventually be used in the city centre.
"We know that Newcastle is built on a bed of granite and depending on the mix of rock at this depth we are optimistic of reaching temperatures not far short of boiling point," he explained.
"This would provide a fully renewable energy supply, massively reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and reinforcing Newcastle's position as the UK's most sustainable city which we have won two years running."
Funding for the project comes from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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