Search for geothermal energy could lead Yukon researchers a kilometre underground

Idea is to research territory’s potential for geothermic energy

An attempt to measure geothermal energy potential could soon have researchers in Yukon drilling a hole one kilometre deep near the Takhini Hot Springs.

The idea was discussed Friday at a conference called the Future of Arctic Entrepreneurship in Whitehorse.

“The objective is to go deep enough to measure the heat that’s being radiated by the planet,” said Maurice Colpron, head of Bedrock geology at the Yukon Geological Survey…


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