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Voters turn down Yellowknife mine heat opportunity

In Canada, residents of the City of Yellowknife have voted 1,362 to 997 against allowing the city to borrow up to $49 million for a district energy system that would have used heat from the abandoned Con Mine project to supply downtown buildings. The federal government had offered Yellowknife a $14-million Clean Energy Fund grant, [...]

Geothermal project to be put to public vote

In Canada, a plebiscite will be held in Yellowknife that will ask voters to approve borrowing up to $49 million for the Con Mine geothermal district heating system project. If implemented, the project would have 39 downtown buildings drawing heat from the closed Con Mine, along with a wood-pellet boiler system. The mine, located just [...]

City moving forward with geothermal heat plan

In Canada, Councillor Mark Heyck of the city of Yellowknife says they now looking for ideas from private companies on how best to operate a district heating system that would use geothermal energy from the abandoned Con Mine. “If there is a proposal that comes forward that the city deems valuable, then we would begin [...]

Yellowknife a step closer to using GT heat from defunct mine

In Canada, the city council of Yellowknife got a report from a Vancouver-based resource management firm on the potential to use geothermal heat from a former gold mine to heat dozens of buildings in the downtown. It can be done and the council will vote in November on whether to move forward with the $60 [...]