Category Archives: Carbon Capture and Storage

Province of Alberta Announces a Two-Step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Province of Alberta Announces a Two-Step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy Matter Commented On: Minister Shannon Phillips’ Press Conference on Alberta’s climate change strategy, June 25, 2015 A central element of Alberta’s … Continue reading

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Alberta Releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta Releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment Document Commented On: Quantification Protocol for CO2 Capture and Permanent Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers, Version: DRAFT for public comment, November 2014 and … Continue reading

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Time to Proclaim the Compulsory Unitization Provisions of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act

By: Nigel Bankes PDF version: Time to Proclaim the Compulsory Unitization Provisions of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act Decision Commented On: Butte Energy Inc Application for Special Oil Well Spacing, Chigwell Field, 2013 ABERCB 005 Regular readers of this … Continue reading

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Quest. The Energy Resources Conservation Board Approves the First Commercial Scale Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Alberta

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Quest. The Energy Resources Conservation Board Approves the First Commercial Scale Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Alberta Decision Commented On: Shell Canada Limited, Application for the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project, Radway Field, … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Energy Policies: Vested Rights, Legitimate Expectations, and Differential Treatment in Domestic and International Law

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Low Carbon Energy Policies: Vested Rights, Legitimate Expectations, and Differential Treatment in Domestic and International Law Cases and Matters Commented On: Secretary of State for Climate Change v Friends of the Earth and Others, [2012] … Continue reading

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CCS is now a CDM Project Activity

By: Ana Maria Radu PDF Version: CCS is now a CDM Project Activity   Decision Commented On: Decision -/CMP.7 Modalities and procedures for carbon dioxide capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities – adopted in December … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture and Storage in Alberta: Draft Offset Protocol

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Carbon Capture and Storage in Alberta: Draft Offset Protocol Document and Regulations Commented On: Government of Alberta, Draft Quantification Protocol for the Capture of CO2 and Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers, December 2011; Specified Gas … Continue reading

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A Step Forward for CCS as a CDM Project Activity

By: Ana Maria Radu PDF Version: A Step Forward for CCS as a CDM Project Activity Report Commented On: Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Technical Workshop on the eligibility of carbon capture and storage projects under the … Continue reading

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Alberta’s CCS Disposition Scheme: the Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta’s CCS Disposition Scheme: the Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation  Regulation Commented On: Carbon Sequestration Tenure Regulation, A.R. 68/2011 The provincial government is making steady progress in implementing its plan to put in place a legal … Continue reading

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Down on the Kerrs’ Farm: A Comment on the Reports of Alleged Carbon Dioxide Leaks from Cenovus’ Weyburn Project

By: Nigel Bankes Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is not yet a proven technology at commercial scales. It is true that we have had considerable experience with analogies including acid gas disposal projects, natural gas storage projects and enhanced oil … Continue reading

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