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West of England coalmines to be mapped for renewable energy potential

Public officials are hoping disused mines that provided millions of tonnes of fossil fuels could be used as a potential source of renewable energy across the country. It has already been a success in Gateshead, where the council-owned Gateshead Energy Company is using warm water from the extensive network of old mine workings 150 metres below the town to supply heat and hot water. Other authorities are catching on to the potential with the metro mayor for the west of England, Dan Norris, betting £1.5m that some of the 100-plus mines in Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be able to provide a renewable source of heat in the region. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/30/west-of-england-coalmines-to-be-mapped-for-renewable-energy-potential

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  • Ann Nyambura

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    A forward-thinking move for a cleaner future.

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    • Elizabeth Gathigia

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      A positive development 👍

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      • Kevin

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        Mapping out the coal area for renewable energy production will do a lot of good

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        • Esther Wanjiku

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          This will be an impressive feat if it really does happen

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          • winnie nguru

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            Great.. We need those coal mines used for something beneficial

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            • johnte ndeto

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              Doing away with coal mining is quite impressive

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              • We Don't Have Time

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                • George Kariuki

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                  I believe exploring the potential of repurposing old coal mines for renewable energy is worth pursuing, but it should be done cautiously and with careful consideration of the environmental and social impacts.

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                  • dickson mutai

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                    Forward thinking approaches to repurpose existing resources for cleaner energy is just brilliant

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

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                      Amazing development.

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                      • Abraham Jok Atem

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                        Since this initiative was successful in Gateshead, it means that it will be a potential source of renewable energy across England

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                        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                          The initiative to map disused coal mines in the West of England for renewable energy potential is a positive step in the fight against climate change. Exploring the use of these former fossil fuel sites for renewable energy, as demonstrated by the success in Gateshead, showcases a creative and sustainable approach to repurposing existing infrastructure. The investment by authorities, such as the metro mayor for the West of England, Dan Norris, reflects a commitment to finding innovative solutions for heat and hot water supply, contributing to the region's renewable energy goals and reducing reliance on traditional fossil fuels.

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                          • Princess

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                            Absolutely commendable!

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                            • Saustine Lusanzu

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                              Bold actions!

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                              • Joseph Githinji

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                                Utilising this coalmines for renewable energy is a great initiative.

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                              • walter lungayi

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                                This initiative to map the renewable energy potential of coalmines in the West of England is a positive step towards repurposing and utilizing existing resources for sustainable energy production.

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                                • Jane Wangui

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                                  @walter_lungayi Great news, most mines are left bare and ugly, and now they could be used for a good cause.

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