B.C. Government: Geothermal Q&A

The British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines answers questions about the basics of geothermal, including how and where it originates as well as the provincial regulatory activities associated with pursuing the development of a resource.

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GSC- Canadian Geothermal Energy Resource Potential Report

The Geological Survey of Canada and team of leading scientists in the field of geothermal energy have released a report detailing the resource potential for geothermal energy in Canada.

Some of their findings include:

  • Canada has enormous geothermal energy resources that could supply the country with a renewable and clean source of power
  • Canada’s in-place geothermal power exceeds one million times Canada’s current electrical consumption
  • The high capacity factor of geothermal power makes it particularly attractive as a renewable resource
  • Remote northern communities could be the first to benefit from geothermal development in Canada

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Think GeoEnergy: Geothermal Energy News Blog

Think GeoEnergy is one of the smartest, up-to-date blogs for geothermal energy industry news (deals, project and international development.). There currently is no other dedicated geothermal energy industry news website, so ThinkGeoEnergy is providing a unique platform for industry news and announcements.

Author Alexander Richter has been a founding member of Glitnir Bank’s Global Geothermal Energy Team (website), now Íslandsbanki. He is still part of the geothermal energy team now at Islandsbanki, and is in charge of research and business development working with clients globally. Needless to say he knows his stuff and thanks to Mr. Richter for keeping the geothermal industry up to date!

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US Department of Energy – Geothermal Division

The Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) develops innovative geothermal energy technologies to find, access, and use the Nation’s geothermal resources. Through research, development, and demonstration efforts that emphasize the advancement of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), GTP is working to provide the United States with an abundant, clean, renewable baseload energy source.

GTP works in partnership with industry, academia, and DOE’s national laboratories to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply. Geothermal energy production, a $1.5 billion a year industry, generates electricity or provides heat for direct applications including aquaculture, crop drying, and district heating, or for use in heat pumps to heat and cool buildings.

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