The government of Alberta has released their 2023-26 budget. The government has declared a focus to encourage and capitalize on emerging opportunities including the development of geothermal energy. We applaud the Government of Alberta’s strong efforts and climate forward thinking.
The Western Governors' Association (WGA) is an American Association that consists of the state governors of the 22 states in the Western United States. In a recent workshop, some governors expressed explicit interest in considering the expansion of geothermal energy in their states.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis says: "Anything we can do to reduce time and cost associated with being able to drill for the purposes of geothermal energy is something that we're very excited about. There's been great interest from other governors in the West."
Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, says: "To go all the way to 100% clean at the same time that we're electrifying transportation, buildings and industry... You need something to complement that, to close that last gap, and geothermal is one of the very promising technologies there."
CanGEA would like to express our support for our Southwestern neighbours and hopes that other political figures can follow their lead and come forward with their support for geothermal energy.
Click here to read more about the WGA's comments on geothermal energy.
(SOURCE: Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.)