The Changing Legislation and Regulation of Carbon Capture and Storage: Impacts on Purpose, Policy, and Projects

Volume 49, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original

Authors: Michael G Massicotte, Alan L Ross, Chidinma B Thompson

The Government of Alberta is implementing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. With the enactment of the Carbon Capture and Storage Statutes Amendment Act, 2010 in November 2010, Alberta became the first jurisdiction in Canada to have comprehensive CCS legislation. This article describes CCS technology, considers the impact of the new legislation and potential interjurisdictional conflicts, and briefly compares the CCS legislation of other jurisdictions with Alberta’s legislation.

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