Friday, January 19, 2018

Canada: Famous Environmentalist Urges Use of Geothermal Energy

Large dams fail on consideration of climate change, Indigenous rights - David Suzuki (Victoria News)

Canada not on track to meet its mid-century greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

Despite Natural Resources Canada’s identification of enormous geothermal resources in Canada, this power source has scarcely been considered, except for shallow heat pumps for individual dwellings and buildings

Many oil and gas wells in Western Canada reach hot water, which might be used either directly or to map underground isotherms that allow efficient drilling for geothermal power. Expertise for drilling geothermal wells already exists in the oilpatch, facilitating the transfer of jobs from old fossil fuel technology to less carbon-intensive industries.

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