Glasgow Caledonian University is researching the possibility of using water stored in abandoned mines to harness geothermal energy to heat Scotland’s second largest city.

Glasgow Caledonian University is researching the possibility of using water stored in abandoned mines to harness geothermal energy to heat Glasgow, Scotland’s second largest city, reports CleanTechnica.com. A British Geological Survey last year reports that 40% of the city's heating could be provided by geothermal energy. It has mapped an “extensive” web of mine shafts in order to find ones that are feasible for geothermal energy.

Scotland’s future energy goals are to have 50% of electricity fueled by renewable energy by 2015 and 100% by 2020. Read the entire article here.