Monday, March 11, 2019

China: Geothermal Energy Replacing Coal for Heating in Winter

Fighting air pollution in rural China (CGTN)

Geothermal energy is cooling down energy costs in northern China – even as it heats residents' homes. An increasing number of people there now use geothermal energy, replacing coal for heating in winter. 

Eleven villages in Xiongan now use geothermal energy for heating, cutting 150,000 tons of coal consumption. There are still over 500 million people living in China's rural areas. 

Geothermal energy resources are found in many places in China. In the Xiongan New Area, the storage is abundant and more villages will enjoy such clean energy in the future.