Thursday, January 28, 2016

Canada: Is Geothermal a Practical Renewable Energy Option? - Talk in Alberta Today

SACPA to discuss geothermal energy (Lethbridge Herald)

There is a great potential for geothermal energy in Western Canada.

Despite that knowledge, Canada still does not have any commercial geothermal power plants. Why?

Jim Byrne, a professor and past chair of geography at the University of Lethbridge, will delve into the subject today, during the regular weekly Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) session, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Country Kitchen Catering.

His presentation is titled “Is Geothermal a Practical Renewable Energy Option?”

Leading-edge researchers have forecast wind, solar and water power will become our primary energy sources. Byrne, whose expertise is global environmental change and water resources, will offer his insight on the possible role(s) for geothermal energy in our energy future.