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Sundre council supports carbon capture project

Mayor felt there could be some benefit to Sundre and the overall region

SUNDRE - A recent news release issued by Enhance Energy regarding a Central Alberta initiative called Origins announced a proposal to expand an existing carbon capture utilization and storage plant in Clive, located northeast of Red Deer.

While industry claims the technology will help achieve net zero goals by 2050, critics counter by saying taxpayer-subsidized carbon capture is far from proven and will serve only to prolong the use of fossil fuels when efforts should be focused on transitioning to more renewable sources of energy.

Sundre's mayor, Richard Warnock, told his council colleagues during a recent council meeting, that he had learned about the program and understood that Enhanced Energy had earmarked about $30 million per year of an overall $300 million the company plans to invest.

As the project is said to capture carbon from various distribution points within the province south of Clive, Warnock felt there could be some benefit to Sundre and the overall region.

Council proceeded to unanimously carry a motion to write a letter of support in favour of the project.

Simon Ducatel

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Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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