Friday, May 1, 2015


Canadian Student Presents Work on Geothermal Potential in the Arctic (Iceland School of Energy)

Sarah Sternbergh gives her presentation
The Warming of the Arctic Conference was held April 13-14 at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. The 4th annual event brought together professionals from the Arctic Council countries, as well as students from the Iceland School of Energy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Sarah Sternbergh, from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering '16, presented her work on geothermal potential in the Arctic as part of the Rising Stars sequence of the conference.

Sarah's presentation looked at some of the reasons utilizing geothermal energy would be beneficial in the Arctic, as well as technical, economical, and policy barriers to development. She further explains that “geothermal represents a significant alternative energy resource in the Arctic that could both allow for more sustainable development and allow for cost reduction for heating and electricity in this region”. The most important message Sarah wants others to take away is that “policy and funding issues need to be addressed to support the development of this key resource”.

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