$500,000 to develop Fort Nelson geothermal prospects

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The provincial government is granting the Fort Nelson First Nation $500,000 to continue developing its geothermal prospects in northeast B.C.

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum announced the funding Aug. 17 for feasibility and engineering for a geothermal energy generation plant in the old Clarke Lake gas field. It granted exploration rights to the First Nation earlier this year.

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