The US may have an unexpected green energy source: abandoned oil and gas wells  – Vox

The US is spending millions to explore a surprising source of untapped power.

What’s old is new again

That’s exactly what the agency’s pilot program, called Wells of Opportunity: ReAmplify, aims to do, awarding a total of $8.4 million to four projects across the country that will each try to tap into some of those old wells to extract geothermal energy rather than gas or oil. If they work, they could be the key to not only reducing the country’s use of planet-damaging fossil fuels, but also helping answer the question of how to transition many of the more than 125,000 people who work in oil and gas extraction across the country into clean-energy jobs.

Source: The US may have an unexpected green energy source: abandoned oil and gas wells  – Vox

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