Innovative Policies for Effective Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)

Time: March 25, Thursday 13:30 - 15:00

British Consulate-General Vancouver

Sponsored by the British Consulate-General Vancouver

CCS is an emerging technology with the capability to divert atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power generation and from industry by 90 percent. The technologies involved in CCS are not novel, but have not yet been demonstrated together as a chain or at the scale necessary for widespread commercial use. Canada and the UK have both committed to demonstrating CCS on a commercial scale but we need to ensure that the necessary policies and regulatory framework are in place for this to happen. Moderated by Mr. Anthony Cary, British High Commissioner to Canada, a panel of Canadian and UK CCS experts will discuss how to develop an effective policy and regulatory framework to enable the implementation of wide-scale CCS.

Anthony Cary, British High Commissioner, British High Commission, Ottawa, ON, Canada (Moderator)
Rob Seeley, General Manager, Sustainable Development & Manager, External Affairs, Shell Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada
Stefan Bachu, Ph.D., P.Eng., Distinguished Scientist, CO2 Geological Storage, Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (formerly Alberta Research Council), Edmonton, AB, Canada
Matthew Webb, Ph.D, Head of International Coal and CCS Policy, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, UK
Mike Fernandez, Director, CCS and Climate Change Policy, Alberta Energy, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President, CO2, Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd., London, UK