CanGEA is organizing a spectacular trip to Iceland in the first half of 2016. Corporate members are able to take advantage of substantial travel subsidies. Get more information here and RSVP today, as spots are limited. Individual members, student members and media partners are also welcome to attend the trip but will not be eligible for the corporate member subsidy. They will, however, be able to take advantage of our group pricing discounts.
CanGEA’s chair, Alison Thompson, and Borealis GeoPower’s chief geologist Craig Dunn were interviewed by Alberta’s best-read business magazine “Alberta Venture”. In the interview, Alison Thompson explains what it means when she says that Canada is in the top five producers of geothermal energy in the world - without having a single geothermal power plant. The interview is focused on Alberta but gives valuable insight in general technology transfer possibilites between the oil industry and the geothermal industry. Read "The Volcanic Underground: Is Geothermal Energy The Answer?” right here.
According to Hamish Stewart of the National Observer, "decades of investment and government sponsored research into deep oil sands extraction and Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAG-D) enhanced oil recovery systems could be channelled into the development of a world-leading geothermal energy sector. Rather than continuing as an exporter of raw resources linked to unstable global commodity prices, the province could use its geology and technical prowess to become a global exporter of distributed energy systems and advanced geothermal expertise. As corporate leaders in the oil and gas sector transition their business models away from carbon-intensive assets to renewable energy portfolios, geothermal should be considered in their “2 degree transition plans.”"
Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, which describes the phase-out of coal-fired power by 2030, is just the beginning of a transition to a more prosperous, healthy and fiscally responsible future beyond fossil fuel extraction.
The full article can be found here.