On January 13, 2022 the Honourable Murray Rankin, the B.C. Cabinet Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, announced funding for Kitselas Geothermal Inc.’s Fuel for Reconciliation project via a First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund grant. Borealis GeoPower is an affiliate of KGI and minority owner of the 'Fuel for Reconciliation' project in which the Kitselas Development Corporation owns the controlling stake.
Borealis is grateful to be in collaboration with Kitselas Geothermal who has aligned itself with the BC First Nations Climate Strategy and Action Plan. A Guiding Principle of the Plan is “Collaborate and develop true partnerships between First Nations in BC and governments, the private sector, other Indigenous Peoples, and our society as a whole to effectively address the climate emergency.”
The proposed geothermal district heating system, Fuel for Reconciliation, would build capacity, resiliency and self-sufficiency in the BC North Coast region. Fuel for Reconciliation seeks to decarbonize industries in and around Terrace by providing a clean and affordable energy alternative to fossil fuels. The clean energy transition is an act of guardianship that will protect the North Coast from climate change for generations to come.
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Alison Thompson, our CEO, describes how hydrocarbons are a valuable building block in the economy and value chain in her interview. However, the unnecessary combustion of fossil fuels creates harmful emissions that pose a risk.
Thompson encourages people to use a thought experiment where they choose to use or not to use fossil fuels and instead choose a type of renewable energy that is abundant and non-emitting.
The energy transition does not have to be painful, and geothermal energy is here to help.
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"It is an honour to join the ranks of such esteemed professionals." APEGA bestowed the 2020 Centennial Leadership Award to our CEO, Alison Thompson, recognizing her distinction in geothermal engineering.
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The Borealis project, Fuel for Reconciliation, is displayed in the bottom-right corner of the #My2030 piece dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #13, Climate Action.
The Future of Good’s #My2030 art collection artistically showcases the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Loogart, an illustrator from Cantley, Quebec, says his use of fun colours with lots of people is bound with thick bold lines to create a storyline throughout the SDGs.
While Borealis believes in all the SDGs, its projects seek to build resilient infrastructure (SDG #9) by making cities sustainable (SDG #11) through the development of affordable and clean energy (SDG #7) while promoting gender equality in energy (SDG #5).
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Ernest Granson, from Avenue Calgary, featured our CEO, Alison Thompson, in a geothermal expose. Thompson says geothermal energy isn’t a buzzword. It’s here to stay. If you’re interested in finding out more about Thompson’s history in energy, take a look.
Alison Thompson, in her role as director of the industry association, CANGEA, appeared alongside NDP Premier Rachel Notley to share her excitement for the proposed Bill 36: Geothermal Resource Development Act.
The progress we’ve made in developing geothermal resources would not be possible without the oil & gas and mining industries having first spearheaded essential technologies that helped expand our understanding of subsurface geothermal reservoirs.
Progressing geothermal in Alberta and Canada is a valuable employment opportunity to transition highly-skilled out of work Albertans and into clean energy. Moving from a carbon heavy economy towards a more sustainable future is socially and economically beneficial to Albertans.
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Learn more about the Village of Valemount's intention to build a Geothermal District Heating System in the Rocky Mountain Goat's article: Cleaner, Greener and Cheaper: Village to apply to heat buildings with geothermal heat.
In an article featured on CBC News, Borealis CEO and CanGEA Chair, Alison Thompson, speaks about Alberta's renewed commitment to the geothermal energy industry and its ability to draw from Alberta's existing Oil and Gas sector.
"Geothermal is the perfect example of one such bridging opportunity, because it draws on the skills of our people, the potential within the earth, and the aspirations of a low-carbon emissions future."
Read the full article, here.