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An experimental project on the side of the Newberry Volcano near Bend will give new insight into new ways of renewable energy. Alta Rock Energy is testing the process that creates geothermal energy by sending water thousands of feet below the surface; heating it up and sending it back up. Michael Moore is the project manager and he talked with our News partner, News Channel 21. “To have it be something like this, where it's sort of next step in geothermal development, where you are trying to create something and not just tap into something that's already there; it's pretty interesting science.” Scientists says if successful, the project could lead to a new green revolution across the country.

 

 

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