Gaining Steam: Geothermal Energy Development in Alberta

Gaining Steam: A Regulatory and Policy Framework for the Geothermal Energy Development in Alberta




In early November, the ELC published Gaining Steam: A Regulatory and Policy Framework for the Geothermal Energy Development in Alberta which looks at law and policy issues associated with geothermal resource development in Alberta.

Download all modules as one zip file:


This publication was released as an Executive Summary and four modules (download each separately via links below):


Zoom webinar hosted by the Environmental Law Centre.

In this webinar, we will review the missing pieces in Alberta’s current geothermal regulatory framework.  As well, we will look at Alberta’s newly proposed Bill 36: The Geothermal Resource Development Act and see how it compares to our recommendations.

When: Dec 15, 2020 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Gaining Steam: Geothermal Regulation and Policy in Alberta with ELC’s Brenda Heelan Powell

This webinar is now over. You can view the recording and download the slides here.




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