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Coverage of geothermal energy since February 24, 2023.

Eavor

"...Calgary's Eavor Inc. has been awarded a contract with the U. S..."

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Manitoba New Democrats promise to install geothermal systems in thousands of homes

"...The party says it would fully fund the conversion of 5,000 homes throughout the province to geothermal energy. NDP candidate Adrien Sala says it would reduce monthly energy bills for homeowners by 20 to 50 per cent. He says it would also reduce emissions and help grow the economy in Manitoba..."

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Geothermal company gains access to hotsprings property near Terrace

"...A little-known government agency has cleared the way for a geothermal energy company to do exploratory work prior to drilling on private property in the Lakelse Lake area..."

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Tidal power company tanks Bay of Fundy project over federal red tape

"...The company studied the marine environment extensively and monitored fish and marine life at the current site with the help of other organizations and experts, Hayman said, adding the monitoring showed there would be no harm to fish or other marine animals. DFO responds What people are reading Rachel Notley is Alberta’s real progressive conservative By Max Fawcett | Opinion, Politics | May 4th 2023 DFO says it has authorized four tidal projects in the Bay of Fundy for Sustainable Marine in the past. A statement from spokesperson Jeff Woodland said the department has “developed a clear regulatory pathway to guide proponents through the process..."

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Nova Scotia utility slapped with $10M fine over missed renewable energy goal — but province has part to play in energy tra

"...“We’re imposing the maximum fine under the Renewable Electricity Regulations — that’s $10 million — to show that we mean it when we say we’re holding Nova Scotia Power to account,” she said in a statement. NSP told Canada’s National Observer it still intends to achieve an 80 per cent renewable grid by 2030. What people are reading Pierre Poilievre wins a battle in his war against the truth By Max Fawcett | Opinion, Politics | April 18th 2023 “We know greening the grid and making cleaner energy is a priority for everyone in Nova Scotia… We respectfully disagree with the penalty and intend to appeal the decision of the provincial government to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board,” said the company..."

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COLUMN: The benefits of decisive action on climate change

"...Addressing the climate crisis by rapidly shifting from fossil fuels to clean energy, and by protecting and restoring nature, will cut pollution and improve health, create good employment in green technology, ensure greater energy security and affordability for more people and lessen costly, devasting climate change impacts such as heat domes, massive floods, droughts and refugee crises..."

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How to Refine California’s 2022 Scoping Plan for Achieving Climate Neutrality

"...The Scoping Plan assumed a ban on new fossil gas power plants, resulting in the selection of hydrogen-burning turbines for electricity reliability needs. This should be reconsidered given the risk of higher NOx emissions from hydrogen turbines. The Scoping Plan also assumed that remaining fossil gas power plants would be retrofitted with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) just before the 2045 deadline to reach net-zero emissions..."

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Alberta geothermal technology makes its way from orphaned wells to overseas Globalnews.ca

"...New stats from the Alberta Energy Regulator suggest there are more than 170,000 abandoned or inactive oil and gas wells in the province. But almost a decade ago, it was in those orphaned wells that Calgary entrepreneur John Redfern saw a hot new opportunity. “The oil industry was in depression..."

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Geothermal heating facility on its way to Regina alongside new aquatic centre

"...Brunskill said the geothermal energy cost savings come from not having to buy natural gas and pay the associated carbon tax. “In the short term, it costs more upfront,” Brunskill explained. “But long term with (lower) operating costs and reduced fuel costs… there is a case for a long-term investment..."

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Air Pollution by Economy

"...Global air pollution declined by 31% during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns, demonstrating a link between economic activity and air quality..."

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Hamilton to seek feasibility of pipeline tax hike idea brought forth by environment delegates

"...“There's two that I think … going forward we will have to pay a lot of attention to … prioritizing geothermal energy as well as sustainable rental building cooling,” Egbeyemi said..."

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Jobs in geothermal energy

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Climate Change Coordinator - Grey County (Owen Sound, ON)

"...Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, our ideal candidate will have the combination of education, experience and strong consensus building skills to successfully lead a broad stakeholder group in realizing our goals Climate Change Action Plan goals..."

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ADMN O 27R - Senior First Nations Advisor

"...geothermal resources; lead the development of strategies, policies, guiding principles, regulatory and fiscal management regimes, and economic benefits models to establish an offshore oil and gas..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention geothermal energy.

240: Unearthing Passive House

Duration: 28:13

"...Dean Hoggart found geology fascinating..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about geothermal energy.

São Paulo Schools Plant Mini-Forests & Disused Coal Mine Heats Homes | WEF | Top Stories of the Week

"...This water is warmed naturally by geothermal energy and can then be used to heat buildings above ground..."

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Geothermal ground source heat pumps. Heating your home from your own back yard!

"...Geothermal energy could be potentially transformational for our power grids, as we saw in our last video..."

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Why don't we all just use Geothermal Energy?

"...There's no carbon dioxide emissions and no air pollution with geothermal, and it's literally right there beneath our feet..."

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Jamie C. Beard: The untapped energy source that could power the planet | TED

"...Deep beneath your feet is a molten ball of energy the same temperature as the surface of the sun -- an immense clean energy source that could power the world thousands of times over, says technologist and climate activist Jamie C..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about geothermal energy relevant to the latest news.

Selection of energy matrix sources in Chile using a fuzzy logic decision approach

"...Ocean power is far superior to geothermal energy and comparable to wind power and for this reason it should be considered together with nuclear power for the future Chilean energy matrix..."

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Selection of suitable renewable energy sources for Turkey: SEM?COPRAS method integrated solution

"...In order to choose the most suitable renewable energy according to this region, solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric energy, biomass energy and geothermal energy are taken into consideration and the ranking is carried out with the COPRAS method..."

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A review on geothermal Organic Rankine cycles: modeling and optimization

"...Employing renewable energy sources for power generation have been developed in recent years due to their several benefits including low emission of greenhouse gases and their inexhaustible nature..."

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Artificial Intelligence and Security Challenges

"...Due of its simplicity and speed of calculation, particle swarm optimization for MPPT is preferred by swarm intelligence classes Predictive technologies are frequently used to anticipate load demand, electricity costs, generation from RES (such as wind, hydro, solar, and geothermal energy), as well as fossil fuels (such as oil, natural gas, and coal)..."

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Thermodynamic and economic assessments and multi-criteria optimization of a novel poly-generation plant using geothermal energy

"...In this regard, this study supports a comprehensive evaluation and multi-criteria optimization of a novel poly-generation plant embracing geothermal energy from thermodynamic and thermoeconomic perspectives..."

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Groundwater?from freshwater source to green energy: an overview from concern to solution

"...This article discusses the feasibility of groundwater management in terms of groundwater quantity, artificial recharge to aquifer and groundwater quality both chemical and bacteriological..."

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Energy Without the Sun

"...The final topic of this chapter is geothermal energy, which is a type of renewable energy not sourced from the Sun..."

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Effect of layout and working fluid on heat transfer of polymeric shell and tube heat exchangers for small size geothermal ORC vi

"...The exploitation of low-medium temperature geothermal sources could be enhanced by using innovate cheaper materials for heat exchanger allowing the direct interaction between working fluid and geothermal brine, appropriately treated, taken by the aquifer..."

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The role of R&D in the effectiveness of renewable energy determinants: A spatial econometric analysis

"...R&D enhancement reduces the impacts of market expansion on hydropower; however, such effects are incremental for solar, wind, bioenergy, and geothermal energy resources..."

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Mitigation of Thermal Energy in Membrane Distillation for Environmental Sustainability

"...High energy consumption in MD can be compensated by the effective utilization of renewable energy sources such as solar energy, geothermal energy, or waste heat..."

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Integration of Renewable Energy based Trigeneration Cycle: A Review

"...On this relation geothermal energy, solar energy and biomass are proposed for viable supply of renewable energy..."

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