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Tom Drolet: Repurposing Capped Oil Wells & Fukushima Update

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There is new technology that involves accessing the hot and energy rich brine in large brine reservoirs deep under the coastal regions of Texas. The goal is not to extract oil, but the super-heated water at the bottom of the 2-3 mile deep well bore that is will run through a turbine on the surface, turning it into a reliable source of electricity, feeding it into the existing grid. Just how safe it is? In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to energy expert, Tom Drolet about the emerging technology and what makes this a good solution.

Also on today’s show, Tom Drolet will give an update about the current situation in Fukushima. There is a huge division between the people and industry as to whether or not the government should move forward with more nuclear energy.  Stay tuned!

Bio: Mr. Drolet has worked in the energy industry and technology innovation industries for over 42 years. He brought a wealth of experience at the senior management level to the electrical utility industry at Ontario Hydro, the fourth largest electrical utility in the world (Nuclear, Coal, Natural Gas, Hydroelectric), American Electric Power (Canada) and DTE Energy.  He has worked on BOD and in the oil and natural gas industries in North America and on Renewable Energies in North and South America, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. He has also worked with several new technology industries in the areas of energy (fusion energy, distributed generation, fuel cells, and innovative geothermal processes), as well as in the area of medical pharmaceutical breakthrough applications in cancer treatments. In the last 25 yrs Mr. Drolet has worked internationally in 44 countries. He has spoken at over 175 major conferences on issues in energy and the effects of new technologies on the economies of the western world.