Canada’s Manitoba Province Announces CCS Legislation

Canada's Manitoba Province Announces CCS Legislation - Carbon Herald

The government of the Canadian province of Manitoba has taken a significant step towards curbing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) with the introduction of legislation aimed at facilitating underground carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives by industries.

Under the proposed legislation, Manitoba will establish a licensing system for CCS projects, involving a thorough evaluation process for each project, as outlined in an official statement last week.

Minister Jamie Moses, responsible for economic development, investment, trade, and natural resources at the province level, emphasized the importance of this legislation in advancing Manitoba’s position as a leader in the low-carbon economy.

He highlighted the collaborative efforts with industries to develop projects that mitigate emissions, fostering competitiveness while aligning with net-zero targets.

Additionally, Moses underlined that businesses would need both a carbon capture license and an environment act license to operate within the framework.

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Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is a key tool for managing carbon emissions by either repurposing them in other processes or permanently sequestering them underground, thus preventing their release into the atmosphere.

Moses noted the successful implementation of federally-approved CCUS frameworks in provinces like British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, highlighting the fact that carbon capture projects have been safely implemented in Canada since 2014.

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