Once again, Alberta is ahead of the pack in exploring Carbon Capture Systems to reduce (GHG) emissions – Jason Nixon
|Quest Carbon Capture System near Edmonton|
|Current carbon tax rates in British Columbia|
- CCS is a technology that can capture and store more than 90 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing the emissions from entering the atmosphere.
- Lehigh Cement Edmonton estimates a capture rate of 600,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. If 90 per cent of those emissions were captured, Lehigh would avoid 540,000 tonnes of emissions annually – the same as taking 104,000 cars off the road for one year.
- Emissions Reduction Alberta works with the Government of Alberta, industry and innovators to accelerate the development of innovative technologies that reduce emissions. It is helping Alberta transition to a lower-carbon future with a stronger, sustainable and more diversified economy.
- Emissions Reduction Alberta is funded by revenue from the current Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation, which will transition to the TIER system on Jan. 1, 2020.