“It is clean, green, steady, unlimited and, as an energy source, free.
It employs many of the key elements of Canada’s oil and gas industry from geophysics to engineering to drilling rigs to tubulars to chemicals to pumps.
And it is in the same place as the oil and gas that has paid the rent for over a century: right under our feet.
It is geothermal energy (GE), heat from the earth’s core for structural heating and electricity generation. Like oil and gas, it comes from under the ground. And like oil and gas, the people and equipment used to exploit it are the same ones currently losing their jobs and their companies.”
By David Yager