Alberta, Canada Strike CCUS Steering Committee
The Alberta and Canadian governments launched a federal-provincial steering committee March 8 that will leverage Alberta’s leadership in carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) to advance climate goals and attract investment.
“Canada is already a global leader in the CCUS space and Alberta is leading the way,” Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) said in a statement. “This new deputy minister-level steering committee, together with a working group of federal–provincial officials, will leverage Alberta’s early CCUS leadership to advance climate goals, attract project investments and support economic recovery and future prosperity,” it said.
Canada’s climate plan calls for the development of a comprehensive CCUS strategy and for the government to explore opportunities to maintain Canada’s global competitiveness in CCUS. NRCan will spearhead development of the strategy by gathering insights and perspectives from key partners and stakeholders while recognising that CCUS challenges and opportunities may differ across regions and sectors.
“As a pioneer in CCUS development, Alberta has more than a decade of experience with this technology,” Alberta energy minister Sonya Savage said. “The ingenuity of Alberta’s energy sector combined with our geological capacity to store carbon and the federal government’s commitment to invest in CCUS is a winning combination for Alberta.”