Canada will no longer support coal exports, as outlined in this article by the National Post. However, it appears that the amount of electricity generated worldwide by coal will rise substantially in the next couple of decades, by about a third. Given these realities, Canada should also actively support activities that reduce the environmental impact of coal use…
Last month, one of our board members, Jeff Witter, co-published a paper in Geothermics titled Uncertainty and risk evaluation during the exploration stage of geothermal development: A review. He will be presenting this topic at the Stanford Geothermal Workshop, being held Feb. 11-13, 2019.
The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly will take place July 8-18, 2019 in Montreal.
Geothermal Canada would like to bring to your attention the symposium “FROM HIGH TO LOW-ENTHALPY: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY AT WORK” convened by Daniele Pinti (Canada) and co-convened by Clara Castro (USA), Paul Baudron (Canada), and Jasmin Raymond (Canada).
Geothermal energy is considered a renewable form of energy that can partially fill the increasing human demand. Yet only a few countries, located in high heat flow regions of the Earth can benefit from high-enthalpy resources to produce electricity. However, low to very low enthalpy geothermal resources are increasingly in demand, especially in cold northern countries such as Canada, Norway etc. Here, heat extracted from groundwater can be sufficient for domestic heating/cooling uses, particularly in remote areas. This symposium will be devoted to all aspects of geothermal energy, from exploration to exploitation and tools (geophysics, geochemistry, geology etc.) needed to evaluate the extent of this resource.
A list of all the symposia can be found here.
For those interested in submitting an abstract, the submission deadline is Feb. 18, 2019. More information can be found here.
With drilling well underway for DEEP’s project in Estevan, Saskatchewan, many are left wondering when geothermal exploration will take off in Alberta. This CBC article briefly outlines why lack of regulatory framework in Alberta is hindering geothermal development.
Geothermal Canada is happy to announce yet another addition to our Board of Directors- Bastien Poux has joined as Director of British Columbia.
Geothermal Canada is pleased to announce the addition of Maurice Dusseault to our Board of Directors as Director of Central Canada (Manitoba & Ontario).
This year, the annual conference of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (Canadian National Chapter) will be held jointly with the Geological Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (GAC-MAC). It will take place in Quebec City, from May 12-15, 2019. We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the session “Unifying international research forces to unlock geothermal resource” integrated in the theme Resources, Energy and Environment.
Geothermal Canada is pleased to share 2 pieces of news about DEEP Earth Energy Production, as President and CEO Kirsten Marcia sits on our Board of Directors. Congratulations to DEEP!
Geothermal Canada President, Dr. Catherine Hickson, was instrumental in the confirmation of the newly discovered cave in Wells Gray Park, British Columbia. GC is pleased to be able to host the full resolution videos taken during the exploration and two 3 dimensional spatially accurate images created by John Pollack.
Geothermal Canada is happy to continue fostering research and outreach by providing a platform for presentations.
We have just posted 4 presentations from the Yukon Geoscience Forum 2018 from November 2018