Gallery: UK Engineers Search for Geothermal Reservoirs Under Newcastle


The U.S. is not the only country heavily investing in geothermal energy — the United Kingdom is also looking for alternative methods to generate electricity and heat homes, and engineers believe they have found a solution in the north-east of the country. Specifically, underneath the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. A joint team from Newcastle and Durham Universities plans to search for potential geothermal reservoirs by drilling a hole 2,000m (6,562 feet) below the planned Science Central site, which is in the heart of the city.

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