Organization: International Energy Agency

Opinion: Government investment in clean electricity must include nuclear to achieve economic and climate goals

Government investment and policy in clean electricity must include nuclear power to achieve Canada’s economic and climate goals, John Gorman, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, says in an editorial. His recommendations include: a pan-Canadian electrification strategy; continued government support for the nuclear sector; regulatory support for Canada’s uranium industry; and official government categorization of nuclear as a clean technology.

Study backs safety of carbon dioxide storage

A four-year, multidisciplinary study in southeastern Saskatchewan near Weyburn has concluded that large volumes of carbon dioxide can safely be stored in oil-bearing geological formations. Coordinated by the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, the $40-million study was supported by the International Energy Agency’s gas R&D program and funded by six public organizations and nine companies. Entitled…