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Canada’s Yukon considering tapping into hot springs for power generation

On the Takhini River - Yukon, Canada (Source: Flickr, CC, By: Jenn)
Francisco Rojas 3 Jul 2015

Can Yukon be the next "hotspot" for geothermal in Canada?

More geothermal development news from Canada, following earlier news that a municipality in Alberta is also considering developing this resource.

According to local news, “researchers are set to study Yukon’s fault lines and hot springs to examine their feasibility as sources of geothermal power. Takhini Hot Pools is one of the sites to be examined as part of the two-year, $168,000 project.”

There seems to be good predisposition to move forward with the exploration and “Takhini Hot Springs is investing in the project as a private partner alongside the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and the Yukon government.”

Developing this renewable energy source could be a great boost not only for the environment but also for the local economy, generating jobs and fostering the growth in the local industry.

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Source: CBC