Climate change is already costing Canadians money, and it will cost us more.
A forestry town is working to re-invent itself as a renewable energy leader with a project that promises community revitalization from the ground up. The mountain village of Valemount, British Columbia, located along the Rocky Mountain trench is eyeing the nearby Canoe Reach hot springs -- one of the hottest surface hot springs in Canada -- as a source of geothermal heat and renewable electricity generation.
Instead of cleaning up wells, why not repurpose them?
Abandoned oil and gas wells in Alberta are on the rise -- but where many see a growing liability, Alberta's fledgling geothermal industry sees massive opportunity.
Our most bountiful geothermal resources are situated right smack in the middle of some of our biggest and most beautiful parks.
Once lauded for policies such as the carbon tax and energy agreements with California, B.C.'s political leaders have now embraced liquefied natural gas, claiming industry expansion will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and add billions of dollars to provincial coffers -- never mind that no one in power now will be held accountable for these promises because they're several elections from being realized.
If all goes according to plan, rural Saskatchewan will be home to Canada's first geothermal plant. Saskatchewan company Deep
How much geothermal electricity is generated in Canada today? None, zip, nada! Yet the geothermal resource potential in Canada could exceed one million times Canada's current electricity consumption.