Future energy

Campbell, Diarmad; Crane, Emily; O Dochartaigh, Brighid; Lawrence, Dave; Busby, Jon; McCormac, Mike; Monaghan, Alison; McLean, Bill; Hulbert, Andy. 2010 Future energy. Earthwise, 26. 34-35.

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Energy resources have been a major focus for BGS over our 175 year history. In the past, our geologists searched for coal to keep the UK supplied with energy crucial for economic development. Coal mining subsequently declined and by the 1980s we were studying abandoned mines to try and resolve problems of subsidence, flooding as the dewatering pumps were switched off, and contaminated water discharging into rivers. More recently we have returned to our geological maps and archives of coal mine plans with a new energy source in mind — geothermal energy.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Energy Science
ISSN: X780667289
Date made live: 16 Mar 2012 11:15 +0 (UTC)

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