Unlikely allies in the oil patch

How a renewable energy warrior and an oil sands entrepreneur met in the radical middle to go beyond polarizing narratives

Alison Thompson is a renewable energy warrior. After starting her career working for coal utilities and oil sands companies, the Calgary-based mother of one and engineer by training is now president and CEO of Borealis GeoPower and chair of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association. Trained as part of  Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps, she’s a fierce advocate for addressing the risks of the climate crisis and, admittedly, has little patience for the tactics and attitudes of those who would delay action.

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