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Oil giant taps China’s vast geothermal reserves

showing how the heat pump is operated
This photo taken on February 23, 2017 shows a worker from Sinopec Company, showing how the heat pump is operated to journalists in Zangangzhen, Heibei province. Chinese state-run energy giant Sinopec is drilling wells across the country without extracting a single drop of oil, using instead Scandinavian geothermal technology to heat homes in a move actively encouraged by the authorities. / AFP PHOTO / Fred DUFOUR / To match story by Julien GIRAULT

Though experts say there is immense potential in China’s subterranean heat reserves, they remain largely unexploited

BAODING, China (Feb. 26, 2017) — Chinese state-run energy giant Sinopec has drilled hundreds of wells across the country without finding a single drop of oil. But that was precisely the point: instead of black gold, the almost mile deep holes are providing clean heat for local homes. Continue reading Oil giant taps China’s vast geothermal reserves

‘The heat is there’: is there a future for geothermal energy in Australia

australia’s geothermal energy industry
Can Australia’s geothermal energy industry compete with Kenya’s? Photograph: Zhou Xiaoxiong/Alamy

Despite millions of dollars invested, the Australian geothermal energy industry remains in its infancy. Will Arena’s cautious optimism be rewarded?

November 4, 2016 — In July 2010, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) took a $32m gamble on geothermal energy, investing in Australia’s first demonstration of geothermal electricity generation.  Continue reading ‘The heat is there’: is there a future for geothermal energy in Australia