Natural Resources Canada: Canada’s Fossil Energy Future: The Way Forward on Carbon Capture and Storage (pdf)
Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is essential if Canada and the world are to address the carbon challenge. CCS is an innovative process whereby CO2 emissions from large industrial facilities are separated from the plant’s process or exhaust stream and compressed and injected deep underground into secure geological formations.
Along with large-scale renewables and nuclear energy, CCS is one of a limited set of large-scale options to enable an energy-rich, low-carbon future. CCS is unique in that it can be built on the technical and institutional base of the existing fossil energy infrastructure. It can be implemented quickly (within a decade) using existing technology as the world develops next-generation, longer-term energy solutions.
CCS has a role to play in broader GHG regulatory frameworks (both federally and provincially) because of the opportunity it presents. But this requires undertaking an urgent set of actions today to support CCS during its early developmental stages.
SciAm In-Depth Reports: A Guide to Carbon Capture and Storage
Can carbon capture and storage save the climate from the consequences of fossil fuel burning?
2009-04-06 Can Carbon Capture and Storage Save Coal?
Capturing carbon dioxide may be the only hope to avoid a climate change catastrophe from burning fossil fuels
2009-04-07 Slide Show: What Does Carbon Capture and Storage Look Like?
From the North Sea to Texas, this slide show looks at existing technology to take the carbon dioxide out of coal burning and other fossil fuel use
2009-04-08 Storing the Carbon in Fossil Fuels Where It Came from: Deep Underground
Burying greenhouse gas may be the only way to avoid a climate change catastrophe
2009-04-09 Enhanced Oil Recovery: How to Make Money from Carbon Capture and Storage Today
The U.S. oil business has been using carbon dioxide to pump extra oil out of reservoirs for 36 years –and permanently storing some CO2 in the process
2009-04-10 How Fast Can Carbon Capture and Storage Fix Climate Change?
Carbon capture and storage is not being widely built today; the primary problem–it is expensive