Fossil fuels continue to play a significant role in the global energy portfolio. As a result, proving carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is critical to securing the long-term viability of sustainable coal production in Saskatchewan and around the world. In Saskatchewan, more than half of our electricity comes from coal-fired generation. With a significant supply of coal in our province, it is essential for us to leverage this affordable and secure energy resource as part of our future supply mix while doing so in an environmentally responsible manner.
To achieve this, we must meet regulatory, environmental and economic requirements in an effort to produce cleaner coal.
While we have made significant technological inroads into the control of many emissions, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a unique challenge.