14 Sep '11, 11am

Forget Tar Sands: Canada’s Geothermal Resources >1 Million Times Electricity Consumption

Forget Tar Sands: Canada’s Geothermal Resources >1 Million Times Electricity Consumption

Photo credit: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald Canada’s sitting on “massive” geothermal resources, according to news reports, more than 1 million times its current electricity consumption. “As few as 100 projects could meet Canada’s energy needs,” notes the Geological Survey of Canada research team whose 322-page report will be presented at a geothermal industry conference in Toronto Thursday, Sept. 15.Better yet, the 12-scientist team found that geothermal heat reservoirs found across “large swaths of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories” lie close to the surface, making them easier to reach and tap into. The research team estimates that there are at least 5 gigawatts (GW) of geothermal power available in British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon alone. British Columbia has so much that it could produce as much electricity as the controversial $7.9-bill...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/14/forget-tar-sands-cana...

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