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  • All eyes on Australia's carbon storage surge | Business Spectator
    In the United States alone saline aquifers could store between 1 6 and 20 trillion tonnes of CO2 compared with just 60 120 billion tonnes in un mineable coal seams and 120 billion tonnes in depleted oil and gas fields Little is known about how stored CO2 behaves in saline aquifers But with Gorgon Australia s government will be sponsoring the world s largest and most ambitious attempt to lock CO2 away safely underground even as it tries to water down other elements of climate change policy This article was originally published on Reuters Republished with permission Print this page More from John Kemp 19 Dec Slaying the poor s grubby golden goose 20 Nov King coal s grey future 19 Nov A war on an inferior fuel 15 Jul Are consumers ready for smart meters 08 Jul Obama s fake war on coal Related articles 07 Jan Field narrows for brown coal cash grants 20 Nov ARENA funds 530k for liquid battery 19 Nov VIDEO Siemens Energy CTO on the energy revolution 25 Sep Compressed air gives storage a lift 20 Sep Sparks fly in a smooth Chevy encounter More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy R Ambrose Raven Wed 2013 09 11 12 56 WHY was such a project allowed at all Private projects should not expect such a public social and environmental subsidy when the purpose is their own gain CCS simply demonstrates the foolish risks the profit obsession will cause people and societies to take Drilling is generally accepted to have caused the Sidoarjo Lapindo Lusi mud flow in May 2006 Blowout of a natural gas well drilled by PT Lapindo Brantas created the biggest mud volcano in the world which left 13 000 families homeless destroyed four villages and 25 factories It is likely to continue erupting for another 26 years with a 10 chance that it will last for more than 100 years and a 90 chance that it will last longer than 10 years Pressurised carbonated CO2 rich water in a saline aquifer of about the same depth as Chevron is planning to use is being released by the eruption Despite the vigorous efforts of denialists it is clear that drillers had made a series of mistakes They had overestimated the pressure the well could tolerate and had not placed protective casing around a section of open well As with the NBN minimum skills minimum training bad treatment poor pay no commitment shoddy job It seems that Earth has only a 500 gigatonne carbon budget between it and two degrees of AGW That Australia s current coal expansion plans would fill about 30 of that is appalling Emissions from burning the coal in the Galilee Basin alone would supply 6 pp So again we see privatisation of profit and socialisation of cost Chevron may claim to bear the risk for a short period but we saw with TEPCO how the firm put its hand out for government public money once problems arose This touching concern for debts and deficits vanishes instantly once it s the filthy rich who want a hand out Kevin Cobley Wed 2013 09 11 14 44 WHY CLEAN COAL WILL NEVER BE A COMMERCIAL REALITY For Carbon capture to take place I will only look at one technology as the only instances of demonstrated Carbon Capture Separation of gases requires the compression of the gas to a liquid and then the boiling off of differing gases at the temperature of their boiling points it is not a simple filtering technology these plants have been built in very large scale to separate LNG Methane from other gases Carbon Dioxide Helium Ethane Propane Butane and Condensate extracted from the wellhead of gas production plant and waste products such as Carbon Dioxide are generally reinjected into the oil production wells to maintain pressure the condensate is sold to oil refineries at a premium price and the other gases sold to their specific customers The Northwest Shelf Partners gas separation liquefaction plant at Burrup Peninsular near Dampier in Western Australia This plant has a liquefaction separation capacity of around 10 12 million tonnes annually and the total cost of the plant was in excess of 6 billion Australian dollars at the time of construction nearly 20 years ago The plant is very large nearly a square kilometre and is the kind of plant necessary to separate gases for Carbon Sequestration Eraring Power Station Which Generates 2400MW of electricity consumes 5 3 million tonnes of coal annually If the Power Station had to supply power for the gas separation process to separate Oxygen from air prior to combustion then it would require an extra 660 MW Generator consuming an additional 1 3 million tonnes of coal for a total coal consumption of 6 6 million tonnes of coal would lead to an annual Carbon Dioxide output of approximately 24 million tonnes Therefore 17 6 million tonnes of oxygen would have to be separated from air to react with the coal The oxygen content of air is around 20 9 the total amount of gas that would have to be processed is 83 8 million tonnes per annum to extract 19 6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide Given that the Burrup plant can compress and separate 12 million tonnes annually then to carbon capture for a power station similar to Eraring would require a plant 7 times the size and 7 times the cost that is 7 x 6 Billion Aus Peter Foster ended up in Gaol for a minuscule series of scams but Carbon Capture is a mega scam orchestrated by an industry with enough engineering skills to realize the futility of this enterprise The principles of these schemes need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law it is a Confidence

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  • Poland to pursue 'tech solution' to climate | Business Spectator
    Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Poland to pursue tech solution to climate 11 Sep 2013 11 02 AM Climate CleanTech Policy Politics Resources Coal reliant nation s PM says emissions reduction lies in renewables innovation not coal cuts You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reuters Poland will reduce its carbon emissions through new technologies rather than by cutting output of polluting coal Prime Minister Donald Tusk said overnight Poland relies on coal to produce more than 90 per cent of its electricity and is home to the European installation that emits the most carbon dioxide utility PGE s lignite power plant in Belchatow We will develop renewable sources of energy but coal lignite coal and also shale gas are key Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will be through technologies and not through limiting coal output Tusk told a conference Tusk s words come just two months before Poland hosts UN talks on slowing climate change During the climate conference which will take place on November 11 22 in Warsaw Poland hopes to agree on steps toward a new climate deal

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  • New York to launch clean energy lender | Business Spectator
    others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu New York to launch clean energy lender 11 Sep 2013 10 19 AM Climate Policy Politics Resources As Abbott govt plans to axe Australian green bank NYC launches 1 billion bank of its own You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Bloomberg New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is starting a US1 billion bank to provide loans to projects that generate power without using fossil fuels a move meant to push private lenders into the clean energy market The Green Bank promised by the 55 year old Democrat in January will use money collected from utility bills already set aside for energy efficiency programs as seed money In a petition filed yesterday he asked that the New York State Public Service Commission release US165 million We will leverage public dollars to attract private sector investment into building a new clean energy economy that will help make our state greener and create jobs Cuomo said in a statement e mailed today The bank will apply limited state resources to drive investment into critical areas of the economy Cuomo considered a potential presidential candidate must confront a stigma surrounding public investment in clean technology since 2011 when Fremont California solar cell manufacturer Solyndra LLC filed for bankruptcy after receiving a more than 500 million federal loan The bank will track and evaluate investments and share the data with private lenders to help build the market according to the

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  • Russia's secret solar appetite | Business Spectator
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance market sizing tool of which 92 per cent is small hydroelectric projects under 50MW The country has only 3MW or so of solar capacity despite its considerable potential The technology is attracting some interest in the Russian Far East which is isolated from the national energy system Here renewables stand at an advantage due to high fossil fuel transport costs The PV production cost price averages some US180 240 kW some 3 4 times less than diesel fuelled power according to the national solar power association Bidders for the recent clean energy tender may have been attracted by the 14 per cent potential return on investment but they will have to comply with strict rules requiring that 20 per cent of equipment comes from local suppliers This proportion will rise to 65 70 per cent by 2020 On that issue the UN Commission on Trade and Development said last week that it was seeking input for its evaluation of the economic and environmental effectiveness of such local content requirements A growing number of countries are implementing such standards with two examples being Brazil and South Africa However such policies are questionable under the rules of the World Trade Organization They can also be almost impossible to satisfy in some countries recent research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that South Africa does not yet have the manufacturing capacity to meet localisation conditions in the country s latest renewables tender Despite generous domestic oil and gas resources Russia appears to be promoting clean energy due to persuasive lobbying from well connected developers and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev s wish to encourage clean high tech investment Russia may also be inspired by the example of some Middle Eastern countries which have opted to develop renewable energy capacity to free up domestic fossil fuel resources for more lucrative export UK gets fracked off Talking of oil and gas resources the UK s Cuadrilla Resources said on Wednesday it was planning to submit a new drill licence application for the site in Balcombe in the southeast of the country rather than extend its existing bid The application for a conventional oil well removes potential ambiguity around the legal boundary the oil and gas explorer said and will not include additional drilling or hydraulic fracturing Bloomberg New Energy Finance expects more protests at the Balcombe site which appears to have become the hub of opposition to fracking in the UK Last month Cuadrilla suspended drilling there after weeks of anti shale protests Local residents and environmental campaigners have opposed the drilling plans citing concerns that they will contaminate water and cut property prices The UK s increasingly vociferous anti shale movement will have no shortage of targets as the government moves to accelerate the rate of drilling and open more areas for exploration It plans to drill 40 shale exploration wells over the next two years said energy minister Michael Fallon in a speech on 17 July in London and Chancellor

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  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance | Business Spectator
    slip on uncertainty over a price fix by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 8 32am November 06 Tinkering at the world s emissions edge The week in clean energy saw retroactive actions in Europe funding deals in the UK and New Zealand and brief backloading optimism in EU carbon markets by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 10 47am October 30 All eyes on Merkel s carbon charge The week in clean energy saw Angela Merkel give EU carbon a boost the UK embrace new nuclear and Australia move closer to carbon price repeal by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 8 33am October 24 Top stocks and choking pollies Major renewable stocks impressed this week but global investment in clean energy is suffering under weakening political will by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 11 31am October 16 Week in review Raising a hand for Indian solar This week in clean energy saw India invite bids for its first solar auction in two years PV financing skirmishes in North America and wind worries for Vestas and Suzlon by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 8 49am October 09 World solar s week in the sun Three record projects show solar s popularity Labour plans could leave UK in the dark while EU carbon market undecided on Merkel s win by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 8 59am October 03 French carbon tax feed in tariff reform and CCS on horizon US EPA mounts push for CCS French government to introduce carbon tax while mounting renewables push and German election suggests industry will have to start paying for renewables subsidies by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 12 32pm September 25 1 comment Europe caps its biofuels future Europe defines an upper limit for biofuels Germany delays a permit backloading debate while coal faces a new dawn in the US by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 9 59am September 18 Russia s secret solar appetite An appetite for solar emerges in Russia the UK faces a fracking fight renewables cop a blow in Australia and EU carbon pricing finally heads north by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 9 55am September 11 Electric vehicle jump start solar turnaround Over the past week in energy electric vehicles receive 15 billion funding solar producers turning corner with Asian growth and EU carbon steady by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 11 42am September 04 The week in clean energy India and UK upgrade grids for renewables SolarCity acquisition to target one million solar customers EUAa trading in band of 4 3 4 5 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 11 42am August 21 A Japanese clean energy shopping spree A leading Japanese trading house is spending plenty on renewables in Europe while utilities in the EU suffer from weak power demand Elsewhere nuclear is on the outer and EU carbon prices edge higher by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 9 46am August 14 Spain s solar betrayal The Spanish government proposes to make consumers pay for the power they generate and use themselves tripling the payback time for solar Elsewhere China commits 300bn to clean energy and EU carbon rises by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 10 21am August 07 Three steps forward and two back for clean energy There was positive news through a trade dispute resolution a change in lending policy to avoid coal and in energy policy in a couple of countries But as always the news isn t exclusively good by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 10 28am July 31 China s massive solar shift China has lifted its solar target dramatically and is introducing new tariffs on polysilicon as it looks to boost its struggling solar firms Meanwhile EU carbon advanced and Spain further eroded investor confidence by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 9 51am July 24 Clean energy surge or dip The glass appears half full for the clean energy sector with investment surging in the second quarter yet remaining below the numbers of last year Elsewhere EU carbon loses ground and solar support is hit in India by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 9 47am July 17 Page 1 Business builds its own carbon bridge The world s oil giants add in their own prices on carbon while Europe s already established market rises on a possible supply fix by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 8 26am December 11 Australia caught up in a renewables trade rush The week in clean energy saw deals aplenty including Mitsui in Australia ahead of 2013 s close while EU carbon softened ahead of December policy news by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 8 42am December 04 The Warsaw crawl coal kicks and solar hope The week in clean energy saw hopes for a 2015 emissions reduction pact stay on track just coal take some more kicks while elsewhere there were wins for wind in Brazil and solar in China by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 10 05am November 28 Green sprouts in The City The week in clean energy saw yet another green IPO on London s exchange global solar profitability continue its resurgence and biofuels take a hit from US investors by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 11 15am November 20 Warsaw progress All about aid The week in clean energy was dominated by the 100bn aid fund being discussed at the typhoon affected Warsaw talks while elsewhere the EU moved closer to a carbon price fix by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 11 34am November 13 A British bond to the rescue The global week in clean energy saw UK s green bank consider projects bonds South Africa narrow its field for renewables developers and EU permits slip on uncertainty over a price fix by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 8 32am November 06 Tinkering at the world s emissions edge The week in clean energy saw retroactive actions in Europe funding deals in the UK and New Zealand and brief backloading optimism in EU carbon markets by Bloomberg New Energy Finance 10 47am October 30 All eyes on Merkel s carbon charge The week in clean energy saw Angela Merkel give EU carbon a

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  • Peak oil is alive, and costing the earth | Business Spectator
    of oil any time soon There is a vast amount of oil left Over the last 150 years however we ve picked the low hanging fruit so to speak meaning that the remaining oil is harder to find and more expensive to extract This is making it more difficult to increase the flow of oil out of the ground When the rate of crude oil production cannot be increased that represents peak oil This is considered by many to signify a defining turning point in history because oil demand is expected to increase as the world continues to industrialise The theory goes that as the supply of oil stagnates and the demand increases the cost per barrel will rise making the consumption of oil an increasingly expensive and debilitating addiction So is this theory alive or dead Well it s not a theory it s a fact Around 2005 the production of crude or conventional oil stopped growing significantly and has been on a corrugated plateau ever since This plateau has been acknowledged even by mainstream institutions like the International Energy Agency a position it recently reiterated through its chief economist Fatih Birol Global demand for oil however has continued to grow significantly which has put upward pressure on the price of oil This upward pressure on price has changed the economics of several sources of unconventional oil making them financially viable to produce when once they were not Shale oil was not produced previously because the costs of getting it out of the ground and refining it were significantly more than the market price for oil historically around US25 per barrel But now that oil is above US105 per barrel producers can make money producing shale oil and other unconventional oils even though their energy and economic returns on investment are considerably lower than conventional oil The fact that unconventional oil is much more carbon intensive than crude oil exacerbating an already intractable climate problem doesn t seem to trouble oil producers or most politicians Driven by high prices this new production has meant total oil production conventional plus unconventional oil has been able to meet increasing global demand even though conventional oil has shown almost no growth in recent years Because total oil production has increased to meet demand many commentators have declared that peak oil is dead These declarations however are based on a misunderstanding The main reason unconventional oils are economically viable is because crude oil production has essentially stopped growing causing the price of oil to jump Geopolitical instability in oil rich regions of the world also keeps prices high with the current situation in Syria being the latest manifestation of this dynamic Our industrial economies however are addicted to oil the world consumes 90 million barrels of oil every day and when oil gets expensive our economies suffer At US25 per barrel the historic average 90 million barrels would be US2 25 billion every day on oil expenditure At US105 per barrel that amounts

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  • Samuel Alexander | Business Spectator
    history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Samuel Alexander Peak oil is alive and costing the earth Peak oil at least conventional sources is very much alive and is making the economics of more carbon intensive unconventional oil alarmingly attractive by Samuel Alexander 11 06am September 10 1 comment Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators US labour market can withstand

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  • Oil-focused Canada to 'do more' on climate | Business Spectator
    Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Oil focused Canada to do more on climate 10 Sep 2013 9 28 AM 1 Climate Policy Politics Resources Energy minister vows to earn social license to justify development of vast oil sand resources pipeline investment You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reuters Canada will do more in the global fight against climate change as the nation develops its vast oil sands resources and tries to win backing for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline the country s energy minister said on Monday The proposed pipeline that would link oil sands fields in western Canada to Gulf Coast refiners should come in tandem with plans to curtail carbon dioxide pollution said Canada s energy minister Joe Oliver after a meeting with US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Canada had to join the fight against climate change as a global citizen and to have the social license to continue to develop our resources Oliver told reporters at the Washington embassy That conciliatory tone might ease relations with the White House analysts said but Canada will struggle getting the pipeline approved now that President Barack Obama s supporters have framed its rejection as essential to his environmental legacy Climate change concerns are now at the heart of Obama s Keystone thinking and that s a problem since Canada is not living up to its own commitments on the issue said Clare Demerse of the Pembina Institute a clean energy think tank Canada letter On Friday Canadian media reported that Prime Minister Stephen Harper had recently made an overture to President Obama to win his backing on Keystone In a letter late last month Harper suggested the two nations who are neighbors and global allies should coordinate their efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change Oliver would not comment on reports of the letter but he said the Canadian government could already boast about its efforts to curb emissions We don t regard the proposed policies as concessions Oliver said referring to a plan to curb the use of coal in power generation and an unfinished plan to ease emissions from the oil and gas sector Early this year officials said a detailed plan on limiting pollution from the oil and gas industry would come this summer but they have recently been noncommittal The Canadian government expects an increase in oil sands production to more than triple emissions from that source

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