I love Paris in the springtime: and the summer: and the fall: Okay, I just love Paris! One thing that even further endears that gorgeous city to me is the residents' active pursuit of the green transition. First it was a free bicycle-lending program. Now, they are actually starting to run the city on geothermal power with is 100% renewable!
Say what you want about the French, but when it comes to new alternative-energy practices, they are cutting-edge.
Implications - Hot water iwll be pumped from the underground up to ground level and distributed into residential homes for use.
The geothermal water has a temperature of 135 degrees and can be used to heat up additional water and to heat radiators.
City officials expect the project to be completed by the end of 2011.
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