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Geothermal plant to cut CO2 emissions in Geneva

National News // Oct. 2, 2019

It’s hoped a new geothermal plant being built on the shores of Lake Geneva will cut CO2 emissions in the canton.

Pixabay Geothermal plant to cut CO2 emissions in Geneva

The aim is water taken from the lake at a depth of 45 meters will be used to heat and cool the city throughout the year.

The move would mean buildings can stop using oil for heating and electricity for air conditioning.

By 2035 large areas of the city will be connected to the system which will use 10,000 liters of water a second.

Despite this, engineers say there will be no impact on the lake as the water will be pumped back into the Rhone at the same temperature it left.

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