Sunday, December 6, 2009

Is this our Great Green Hope?

Resource-industry officials, scientists and politicians from around the world have flocked to Weyburn because CCS — a process by which carbon dioxide, the byproduct of fossil-fuel development, is pumped underground and trapped in saline aquifers or rock formations once inhabited by oil and gas before industry pumped them clean — has been elevated to the top of the list when it comes to climate-change solutions.

Alberta, home to much of Canada’s oil-and-gas industry, has led the way, committing $1.956-billion of its $2-billion climate-change fund to four CCS projects since October. Ottawa has pitched in as well, but not to the same extent. Read more.

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