PLANS to extract geothermal energy from beneath Crewe are being explored by Cheshire East Council (CEC). The town has been identified as one of only six sites in the UK with the potential to deliver the renewable energy source.
>The council point to independent studies that show parts of the borough are sitting on enough natural energy supplies to heat every home in Cheshire East for centuries.
Boreholes 4km deep will be drilled to access 100c hot water beneath the Cheshire Basin. The water could then be extracted and the steam used to drive turbines for electricity generation.
An independent study will now be commissioned to report on both the suitability of the site and how the extraction could take place.<
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