Le Fracking for Geothermal Heat Drawing Ire of French Oil

Bloomberg: It’s an existential question in France: When is fracking not fracking? The country is pushing ahead with plans to harness geothermal energy from smoldering rock deep in the earth’s crust using drilling methods the oil industry says are like hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which France outlawed in 2011. Environment Minister Delphine Batho awarded two geothermal exploration licenses in February and said 18 more are in review. Some will permeate rock using a process called “stimulation” that blasts......

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