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Iceland: a geothermal hot spot By: Theron Finley When you think of geothermal energy, Iceland immediately comes to mind. Situated on a segment of mid-ocean ridge fortuitously intersected by a mantle plume, the heat flow is very high, and geothermal resources are...
Staying warm in Alaska By: Theron Finley The first leg of my fellowship travels is now complete, and I write this en route to Iceland, with the gorgeous Brooks Range, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago passing underneath. My visit to Alaska was jam-packed and I am...
A Summer Spent in the Trenches By: Theron Finley It has been a busy, busy summer! Since early May, I think I have spent a grand total of 4 weeks at home in Edmonton, and for the rest I've been occupied with TA'ing field school, attending a conference, visiting family,...
There are no commercial geothermal plants currently operating in Alberta, but new research is exploring that possibility. (Canadian Press)
An Alberta town is planning to pull a different kind of energy from the abandoned oil and gas wells that ring its outskirts.
Larry Kostiuk knows the future of energy is complicated.
He grew up in the Canadian Arctic and trained as a combustion engineer in Alberta, at Cambridge in the U.K. and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California. He then worked for NASA in Ohio and on other projects in the Himalayas, rural China and France. Living around the world taught him that, depending on a society’s geography, culture and history, energy expectations and solutions can vary dramatically.
The future of geothermal renewable energy is being spearheaded by University of Alberta researchers. The university is developing new energy options thanks to $75 million in funding for the Future Energy Systems initiative. As part of the...
Hot water is additional key to drive oil-and-gas-driven economy out of hot water By Jennifer Pascoe Geophysicists at the University of Alberta are working to generate images of underground rock structure to target the best places to extract the hot water needed to...
David Miller spent eighteen months trying to get the engine he built to run. Then he found a graph that told him not to bother.
A UAlberta research partnership to retrofit wells near Hinton has the potential to provide megawatts of power to the local community.
It’s the latest project to investigate the use of geothermal energy.
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