Royal Roads receives $3M to establish ultradeep geothermal research program

Royal Roads University’s Cascade Institute has received a $3M gift to seed its ultradeep geothermal research program. The research—which Royal Roads says is the first of its kind—will support Canada’s national pursuit of net-zero emissions by 2050. “There’s enough energy beneath us to power the entire world thousands of times over, indefinitely into the future—enabling any kind of society humanity may want to build,” explained Royal Roads Cascade Institute Executive Director Thomas Homer-Dixon. The funding was provided by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, Founders Pledge’s Climate Change Fund, and Rethink Charity Foundation’s RC Forward Climate Change Fund.

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