The Globe and Mail recently published "From black gold to hot water: Inside Western Canada’s geothermal push". The piece is an introduction to geothermal energy and some of the advantages and the troubles the industry faces in Western Canada. Experts interviewed include CanGEA Chair Alison Thompson, Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn Eyre and University of Calgary’s Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon.
You can read "From black gold to hot water: Inside Western Canada’s geothermal push" by Emma Graney on the Globe and Mail website.
Learn more about geothermal energy here.
Italian clean energy company and CanGEA member, Turboden, have officially opened their first branch in Canada.
Turboden is an Italian firm specializing in Organic Rankine Cycle, which can “generate electric and thermal power exploiting multiple sources, such as [geothermal energy]”[Turboden]
Learn about Turboden on their website.
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CanGEA Chair Alison Thompson received the 2020 Centennial Leadership Award from APEGA and was celebrated at the 2021 Summit Virtual Gala on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. APEGA awards the Centennial Leadership Award to those who “have attained the highest distinction relating to engineering or geoscience through directorship of an outstanding project, original research or inventions, or an exemplary career in teaching.” [APEGA]
Read more on Alison and the Centennial Leadership Award at the Summit Awards website.
The Future of Good published their #My2030 art collection. The #My2030 art collection aims to showcase a hopeful and equitable future, and displays projects in
The artwork is created by artist Loogart. Each artwork illustrates what resilient communities can look like post-pandemic and how they bring us closer to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The art collection featured CanGEA member Kitselas Geothermal's "Fuel for Reconciliation" project in SDG #13: Climate Action.
Click here to view the artwork!
The APEGA Summit Awards recognize professional engineers, geoscientists, and projects making outstanding contributions to their professions or their community.
CanGEA Chair, Alison Thompson, is featured in this article as she was awarded the APEGA Centennial Leadership Award in 2020.
Click here to read more about Thompson's impact in the energy sector and to nominate a professional engineer or geoscientist!
CanGEA thanks Geoscience BC for their recent efforts to refresh their Geothermal Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). We appreciate that our advocacy for change has resulted in the appointment of 3 experienced industry professionals. CanGEA congratulates Brian Fairbank on his appointment to the TAC. With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Fairbank has been a trailblazer for the geothermal industry and now has a new platform to continue to advance and support the Canadian industry. CanGEA looks forward to seeing the exciting work he does within the TAC and looks forward to becoming acquainted with the other new members.
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CanGEA member Borealis GeoPower Inc. was recently featured in Avenue Magazine's Innovation Issue!
This article interviews the CEO and Co-founder of Borealis GeoPower, Alison Thompson. Thompson discusses the advantages of geothermal direct heating and geothermal projects currently being developed in British Columbia. These projects are in collaboration with two other CanGEA members, The Village of Valemount and Kitselas Geothermal.
Click here to view the article.
Click here to learn more about Borealis GeoPower Inc. and the projects mentioned in the article.
Marla Orenstein, from the Canada West Foundation and Juli Rohl, from the Energy Futures Lab, published a report that sets out recommendations for the Government of Alberta that came out of the LEAD (Leveraging our Energy Assets for Diversification) project. CanGEA Chair, Alison Thompson is a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab.
The report discusses the different avenues available to Alberta to diversify its economy and energy sector. The report looks at geothermal energy as a potential among other sources as well.
Click here to view the report.
Researchers of the Clean Energy Research Group (CERG) from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, explain how Canada and the Province of B.C. can do more for the development of geothermal resources.
Andy Hira and Nastaran Arianpoo the authors of the working paper say there is a lack of regulatory frameworks for geothermal energy development in several provincial and territorial jurisdictions. This creates an uncertain environment for investors and developers to advance projects beyond the exploration phase.
Click here to view the working paper.
On February 25, 2021, the Government of Alberta released its 2021-24 Fiscal Plan (Alberta Budget 2021). The Provincial Government announced $28 million will be allocated for Geothermal Resource Development and the Mineral Strategy.
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