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Dutch city kept warm by hot-water mines

by Pat Coate | October 10, 2008
"We have proven that a local initiative can provide a local solution for sustainable energy. Moreover, our concept can be adapted by former mining regions all over the world."
- Riet de Wit, local resident/council member

Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands - In an age of rapidly rising fuel bills the discovery of vast supplies of free hot water sounds too good to be true.

But that is exactly what one Dutch city has found to run the radiators of hundreds of homes, shops and offices.

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