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05 May 20201 minute read

Abandoned coalmine to deliver renewable energy

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Abandoned coalmine to deliver renewable energy

A network of abandoned coalmine shafts and tunnels in Tyneside, North East England, are set to be repurposed as a source of renewable energy for the area.

According to reporting by Business Green, the £7m district heating scheme will tap geothermal energy from the flooded underground passages of the former Hebburn Colliery east of Newcastle to heat buildings owned by South Tyneside Council.

“This is expected to deliver a reduction of 319 tonnes of carbon emissions a year, which will make it a key component in our drive to make the council carbon neutral by 2030," said South Tyneside councillor Joan Atkinson.

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