CRAZY: ‘A $10-million geothermal project under construction in central Alberta is being hailed as a “game-changer” because it doesn’t need to use fracking or water and creates no greenhouse gas emissions. “It’s not like a windmill or solar panel… you can literally put it in someone’s backyard.”‘

We are diving deep into this story. A fascinating story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user mvea titled A $10-million geothermal project under construction in central Alberta is being hailed as a “game-changer” because it doesn’t need to use fracking or water and creates no greenhouse gas emissions. “It’s not like a windmill or solar panel… you can literally put it in someone’s backyard.” is gaining some traction, having got 12 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by cbc.ca) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 20:23:33 and has an ID of cud54f. We’ve found the following comments, and please also reach out to us if you know more at this time:

  • “What this sucker, and most geothermal projects lack is a proper working fluid to carry the heat. Secondly, the heat transfer seems too low t… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Mitchhumanist at 2019-08-24 07:05:09. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I did an addition to a guys residence near Ottawa in the mid 90’s that had a heat exchanger like that. Not really new. Obviously not on the … (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user BurntEloi at 2019-08-23 22:23:54. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “>you can put it in someone’s backyard

    …if they live next to a volcano. Or am I missing something?“, posted by the user Cheapskate-DM at 2019-08-23 21:36:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “This an experimental design. It may work great or it may not.“, posted by the user Rancherort at 2019-08-23 21:01:17. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “How much energy will the project produce for the $10m investment?“, posted by the user DontMakeMeCount at 2019-08-23 20:52:40. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is something very close to me, we are researching more into this right now and will write a new story as soon as we are finished.

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