Why a Small Alberta Oil and Gas Town is Pursuing Geothermal Power

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The word energy has been co-opted by the oil and natural gas industries to be synonymous with their cause. Energy however can come in a lot of forms, and this farming community turned oil town, is making strides toward a renewable future.

Like many towns across Alberta, the landscape around Hinton is a pincushion of oil wells. At the bottom of some of the deeper wells, temperatures can reach upwards of 120 degrees Celsius, and that geothermal heat could be about to spur the town on to its next energy windfall. […]

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