Heat SeekingAlberta's geothermal industry potential and barriers

Publication - Dec. 13, 2017 - By Sara Hastings-Simon, Aletta Leitch, Brendan Haley

Geothermal energy is an amazing fit in Alberta, given our history of oil and gas development. Yet the only commercial geothermal projects in this province are a pair of tourist hot springs.

Heat Seeking; Alberta's geothermal industry potential and barriers, is a report from the Pembina Institute with support from the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance. It identifies similarities between geothermal energy and oil and gas development that position Alberta to develop a thriving geothermal industry. It also describes challenges the emerging industry faces and what we need to exploit geothermal energy’s potential.


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