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Geothermal Energy

and Its Role in Alberta's Energy Future

Geothermal energy is often touted as a natural resource that can provide vast amounts of clean, low-carbon energy for heating or electricity generation, yet Canada lags other nations when it comes to geothermal energy resource development. This talk will explore the scientific and technical fundamentals behind different geothermal systems as well as potential environmental and socioeconomic issues, enabling audience members to better assess the challenges and opportunities for geothermal energy in Alberta.

Speaker: Edwin Cey

Edwin Cey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geoscience and the Natural Sciences program at the University of Calgary. Edwin has more than 30 years experience as a geoscientist in both academia and industry investigating subsurface movement of water and thermal energy. With an eye toward sustainable management of earth resources, he co-leads the multidisciplinary Energy Science concentration that deals with sources, storage, distribution, and efficiency of energy systems. Edwin has taught courses on geothermal energy since 2009, focusing on the fundamental scientific principles and latest advancements in geothermal energy systems.

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