CanGEA members, Borealis GeoPower, Suncor, Enbridge, Valemount, and DEEP, are featured in APEGA's Winter 2014 edition of The PEG. The article provides an excellent overview of what geothermal energy is and how it can benefit Alberta and Canada, as well as discussing CanGEA's work and vision. It is a final instalment of a four-edition series on renewable development. CanGEA chair and managing director, Alison Thompson, is also featured in the article discussing what is needed for geothermal development to progress provincially and federally.
“Long before there was an emphasis on climate change, the United States and other countries were using geothermal because it was cheap and locally available. Sometimes we face resistance in Alberta and Canada because we already have other power sources, but this is a competitive alternative” - Alison Thompson, P.Eng. chair, CanGEA
The winter edition of The PEG can be found below and the article can be found on page 66.
Former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Brian Peckford, has spoken out in favour of CanGEA’s recent report. He agrees with the recommendation that a moratorium be placed upon the Site C project, while alternatives such as geothermal energy are fully investigated. Mr. Peckford is often recognized for his instrumental role in the crafting of Newfoundland and Labrador’s successful energy sector. Amongst other positions, he served as the Minister of Mines and Energy and was also the Premier of the province from 1979 to 1989.
CanGEA Chair and Managing Director, Alison Thompson, is interviewed on the ECO Report with BC Hydro's Director of Resource Planning, Randy Reimann. Alison answers questions about geothermal potential in BC and geothermal as an alternative to Site C. You can read the article and listen to the podcast here.