Environmental Plan for Alberta: geothermal also wants its place in the sunAlberta, which has a strong geothermal potential, this energy should further include in its plan on climate change, according to a Canadian association.
A text Samuel Danzon – Chambaud
The province wants to have up to 30% renewable energy in 2030, but despite its strong geothermal potential, Alberta evokes little this energy in its report on climate change.
“Regarding geothermal energy, we are only mentioned twice in the document,” notes Alison Thompson, president of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA). “It’s very frustrating for us.”
Geothermal energy draws hot underground water to produce energy. The water can then be re-injected into the ground at least serve for other uses such as agriculture or public baths.
Although geothermal energy is used to produce heating, there is no power plant in the country.
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The co-founder of Borealis GeoPower think a concrete example is necessary for development of the industry. “We need this first project a success”, has indicated Craig Dunn.
He has filled the void left by coal, that Alberta wants to replace such green energy such as solar and wind power. Craig Dunn noted that the advantage of geothermal energy is to produce energy at all times.
In an email, Alberta’s Minister of the Environment is committed to study this form of energy in the framework of the plan on climate change. Shannon Phillips is also open to discussions with CanGEA.
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