Shell believes that society will need effective carbon pricing mechanisms and carbon capture and storage (CCS) to achieve its climate goals. The good news is that Canada is showing leadership in both. Our provinces are implementing world-leading climate policies and Canada has nearly one fifth of the 22 large-scale CCS plants operating or under construction around the world. Our Quest project, near Edmonton, is showing that CCS works – storing one million tonnes of CO2 in its first year operating, ahead of schedule and under budget.
Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project
Our Quest project will capture more than one million tonnes of CO2 emissions from Shell’s oil sands operations each year and permanently store these emissions deep underground.
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To meet the UN agreement to reduce emissions, the world must seriously look at carbon capture storage technology, says Sally Benson, one of the world’s leading energy experts.
In its first operating year, Quest has captured and safely stored one million tonnes of CO2, and has achieved this milestone ahead of schedule.
By investing in renewable and sustainable resources, as well as research and development into alternative technology and emissions management, Shell is helping meet the world’s growing energy needs in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.
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Perspectives on Climate Change
David Hone is Shell’s Chief Climate Change Adviser. Since 2008 he has written a weekly blog, through Shell, about energy and climate change issues, from the personal perspective of somebody working in the oil and gas industry.
Hone has two published e-books, available for download in the “Putting the Genie Back” series.
A new supplement from the Shell Scenarios team “A Better Life with a Healthy Planet: Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions” illustrates choices, challenges and ideas for society to decarbonise the global economy in a way that might address both the challenge of climate change and the desire for broader economic growth.