Alberta receives prestigious award for carbon capture and storage
Edmonton - The Government of Alberta is being recognized by a U.S. energy and environment organization for its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through carbon capture and storage technology.
The Aspen Institute awards recognize excellence for those making a real contribution to innovation, implementation and communication of energy and environmental solutions. Energy Minister Mel Knight will attend a ceremony in Aspen, Colorado on March 26 to accept the award on behalf of the province.
"This award acknowledges that we're on the right track and are indeed leaders when it comes to environmentally responsible resource development," said Knight. "Carbon capture and storage will play a major role in Alberta's efforts to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It's a real honour to have Alberta's hard work and commitment to this internationally supported technology recognized by the Aspen Institute."
Six recipients will be recognized at the annual ceremony on March 27. The five other recipients are:
Corporate Energy Generation - A123Systems;
Corporate Energy Efficiency - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.;
Non-governmental Organization - Confederation of Indian Industry - Sohrabi Green Business Centre;
Visual Art and Design - The Extreme Ice Survey; and
Individual Thought Leadership - Van Jones.
The Energy and Environment Awards will be held during the 2009 Aspen Environment Forum, March 25 - 28. Knight will attend the forum, which brings together more than 300 thought leaders, scientists, journalists, academics, policy makers and citizens. The forum is presented by the Aspen Institute and National Geographic.
Source: Government of Alberta
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