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Resolving the oilsands conundrum

By Jatin Nathwani      

Geothermal energy is a powerful antidote to our preoccupation with fossil fuels. The transformation can be painless, but requires alignment of enlightened corporate interests with provincial and national objectives.

Jatin Nathwani asks: Is it not also about time for the reigning politicians to come to the realization that development of new of oil sands projects is a fool’s errand? Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

An answer to the conundrum of oil sands development lies right beneath the feet. By turning the innovative capacity of Alberta’s oil and gas sector on its head—extraction of heat from the ground rather than carbon—geothermal energy is a cost-effective option ready for advancement on a large scale. It is an abundant resource, widely available across Canada in any province, with the quality of available heat varying with depth.

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