Presentation Title

Geothermal Energy: Analyzing The Potential In Canada

Format of Presentation

Poster to be presented the Friday of the conference

Abstract

With the current energy consumption increase and fossil fuel instability around the globe. Countries need to begin exploration and experimentation with other forms of energy, specifically renewable energy. This presentation examines the possibility of introducing geothermal energy into Canada in relation to development potential, benefits, and drawbacks. It further explores the various uses, technologies for harnessing the energy and the environmental impacts and mitigation efforts associated with harnessing this renewable energy. Additionally, the presentation identifies suitable locations for energy extraction and development, economic significance of geothermal energy in Canada, and provides a comparison to other renewable energy forms. In conclusion, geothermal is acknowledged a renewable resource that should be considered for production in Canada as a viable future energy source. As the oil and gas supplies continue to diminish, prices of these resources will increase thereby allowing geothermal energy to be both an economically and environmentally feasible energy source.

Department

Geography and Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Alicia Lew

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Geothermal Energy: Analyzing The Potential In Canada

With the current energy consumption increase and fossil fuel instability around the globe. Countries need to begin exploration and experimentation with other forms of energy, specifically renewable energy. This presentation examines the possibility of introducing geothermal energy into Canada in relation to development potential, benefits, and drawbacks. It further explores the various uses, technologies for harnessing the energy and the environmental impacts and mitigation efforts associated with harnessing this renewable energy. Additionally, the presentation identifies suitable locations for energy extraction and development, economic significance of geothermal energy in Canada, and provides a comparison to other renewable energy forms. In conclusion, geothermal is acknowledged a renewable resource that should be considered for production in Canada as a viable future energy source. As the oil and gas supplies continue to diminish, prices of these resources will increase thereby allowing geothermal energy to be both an economically and environmentally feasible energy source.