The Alberta government has appointed veteran fossil executive David Collyer, former president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and longtime Shell executive, to chair its emissions reduction agency.
“We have a great opportunity in Alberta to provide leadership in the transition to a low-carbon future, and ERA plays a key role in driving transformative technology innovation,” said Collyer, a member of the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame who previously co-chaired the province’s Oil Sands Advisory Group.
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“I am looking forward to joining a very strong board and team focused on reducing emissions, helping to meet our climate leadership goals, capturing value from carbon, and improving our economic competitiveness.”
Formed in 2009, Emissions Reduction Alberta “is the vehicle by which Alberta invests funds collected from large industrial emitters to support technological development to reduce GHGs,” states industry newsletter JWN Energy. So far, the agency “has invested more than C$385 million in 129 projects with a total value of more than $2.6 billion.”
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