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Alberta No. 1 featured in

Big Ben: An Icon of Democracy and Leadership

– an official publication for the History of Parliament Trust
November 24, 2022

History of Parliament Trust launches Big Ben book The History of Parliament Trust – one of the most ambitious and authoritative academic projects in British history – is delighted to be unveiling a new publication entitled Big Ben: An Icon of Democracy and Leadership at the Palace of Westminster on 13 December 2022.

The beautifully designed, 240-page hardback book has been produced in partnership with leading publisher St James’s House and written by a team of academics and industry experts. Exploring the origins and history of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster, the fully illustrated publication celebrates the 180th anniversary and recent renovation of the famous clock tower as a global symbol of democracy and leadership.
Richard Freed, Founder of St James’s House, said: “We’re honoured to be launching this wonderful book in the Palace of Westminster, within the shadow of the newly renovated Big Ben – one of the world’s most iconic structures.”


In the book, Dr. Catherine Hickson discusses the Alberta No 1 project and why geothermal is the greenest of green energy sources.

Big Ben: An Icon of Democracy and Leadership is available to order at:

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Terrapin Geothermics

About Alberta No. 1

Alberta No. 1 is the province’s first conventional geothermal energy project. Located in the Municipal District of Greenview, the project is proudly being built in Alberta by Albertans. Owned by No. 1 Geothermal Limited Partnership, Alberta No. 1 is developed and managed by Edmonton-based Terrapin Geothermics. Alberta No. 1 is partially funded by Natural Resources Canada as part of their Emerging Renewable Power Program.

Project highlights include:

  • 10 megawatts of clean, constant power – enough to power 2,500 North American homes

  • 985 terajoules per year of clean, baseload heat for a district heating system, providing heat to several light industrial facilities

  • 96,000 tonnes of carbon offsets – equal to 20,878 cars being taken off the road

  • 300 indirect and direct jobs

Interested in getting involved with Alberta No. 1? 

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