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Title: Legal Obstacles to the Development of Geothermal Energy in Alberta
Authors: Van Hal, Grant
Keywords: Alberta geothermal development;Geothermal energy in Alberta
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: Canadian Institute of Resources Law
Citation: Grant Van Hal, Legal bstacles to the Development of Geothermal Energy in Alberta, Occasional Paper #42 (Calgary: Canadian Institute of Resources Law, 2013)
Abstract: Alberta lacks even basic legislation that would allow developers to obtain the permits and leases needed to develop the provinces substantial geothermal resources. Creating the requisite legislative pathway would help the province meet its goal to diversify its energy supply, while simultaneously bringing the province closer to achieving its GHG reduction targets. There are no jurisdictional barriers that would prevent the province from implementing the required legislation. In fact, much of the work could be accomplished through the passage of mere regulation.
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