Desmog Canada recently released a piece on six projects in Canada that got it right in 2017. What exactly does it mean to get it right? According to Desmog Canada, these projects deserved a fist bump; not because they were perfect, but because they are projects that rise above the rest in their efforts to minimize their environmental impacts.
Most notably CanGEA members, Barkley Project Group and Borealis GeoPower Inc. were recognized for their efforts. Barkley Project Group was recognized for their extensive consultation with the local Wuikinuxv elders and community, as well as their decision to consult a grizzly bear expert to ensure that roads leading up to the run-of-river hydro project would have as minimal impact on the local grizzly bear population; good job Barkley Project Group on being recognized as "The Displacer"!
The second CanGEA member company that was recognized was Borealis GeoPower Inc. Borealis was recognized as being "The Geyser" project; Borealis' efforts to tap into the endless supply of heat and power that lies underneath Valemount, BC has led them to acquiring the rights to develop geothermal energy in Valemount, however they are still awaiting permits to drill. The project's scope is to develop a hot spring, then develop a community geothermal plant to meet the communities power needs and eventually use the heat and energy to power a greenhouse, a brewery or even to melt ice on the street! Way to go Borealis!
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January 2, 2018