Oilsands on ‘steroids’ could help Alberta electricity market kick the coal habit: report

What if the oilsands could become part of Canada’s climate change solution instead of being part of the problem?

It’s hardly what policymakers have in mind in their push to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG). But researchers at University of Calgary (U of C) say there is a better way that involves producing both oil and electricity from the oilsands.

Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operations in Northern Alberta could become big producers of electricity by expanding co-generation,...

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