Canada’s status as the only country on the seismically active Ring of Fire circling the Pacific Ocean without a dedicated geothermal power project could be about to end with a project more than a thousand kilometres from the coast — in the southern prairie of Saskatchewan.
September 22, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Exploitation of geothermal heat goes back millennia, while harnessing of geothermal power goes back over a century. Yet despite its immense geothermal resource potential, Canada has sat on the sidelines of geothermal heat and power development.
September 21, 2020, 12 AM MDT
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The bureaucracy that exists to prove out geothermal resources “without question” has held back development for Valemount, says its mayor, which is why the B.C. village that sits where the Rocky Mountain Trench intersects a fault is asking fellow communities in the province to support a simplified process that would be far less expensive.
September 16, 2020, 7:50 AM MDT
As the federal government prepares for what it says will be a green economic recovery, an Alberta cabinet minister wants assurances it also will be a market-driven recovery.
September 10, 2020, 6 AM MDT
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According to just about anyone who has studied it, geothermal heat and power alone could fuel our energy hungry economies for centuries — with the low- to zero-emissions output needed to meet climate targets. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it represents a sustainable, renewable and practically inexhaustible fuel supply that could power the global electric grid many times over.
September 3, 2020, 12 AM MDT
As the oil and gas industry struggles through another bust cycle from which it may never fully recover, there may be no better time to diversify into sectors from which it can apply its world class expertise to gain an early market advantage. To many in the industry, the most promising transition would be to pivot to geothermal.
September 1, 2020, 7:30 AM MDT
Wolverine Energy and Infrastructure Inc. has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire a strategic renewables and infrastructure crane business in the United States for total proceeds of C$33.5 million.
September 1, 2020, 12 AM MDT
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Natural gas, including a reworked petrochemical incentive program, will be a key part of the Alberta government’s economic recovery plan to stimulate the economy and get Albertans back to work, says the minister responsible for natural gas.
August 26, 2020, 8:15 AM MDT
Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) portfolio start-up G4 Insights Inc. has completed a field demonstration project that took forestry industry biomass and transformed it into pipeline grade renewable natural gas (RNG).
August 25, 2020, 7:33 AM MDT
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Every day we see breathless articles about the emerging Energy Transition — the change from today’s hydrocarbon-dominated energy economy to a future where renewables and other low-emission technologies will power our world. Goals are being set to be “carbon neutral” or “100 per cent renewable” by 2050, 2040, or even sooner.
August 24, 2020, 6 AM MDT
The idea of a green recovery as Canada seeks to rebuild the Canadian economy coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic “isn’t a zero sum or an either/or conversation,” when it comes to the oil and gas sector, an Indigenous member of an independent task force on the recovery said Thursday.
August 21, 2020, 6 AM MDT
Oilfield workers have an opportunity to help convert up to four Taber-area inactive wells to solar energy production thanks to the first-of-its-kind RenuWell project.
August 18, 2020, 11:18 AM MDT
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The first part of this four-part series explored Joe Biden’s plan to combat global climate change, while the second part identified his probable policies for the U.S. oil and gas industry upon becoming president.
August 12, 2020, 6 AM MDT
Last month in B.C., a number of Land Act and Forest Act delegations related to permitting geothermal activities were provided by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development (FLNRORD) to the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC).
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Énergir says it welcomes the granting of $70 million in financial assistance to support renewable natural gas (RNG) production in Québec, announced by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonatan Julien.
August 6, 2020, 9:41 AM MDT
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