TIME: 11:15 a.m. Registration|
11:45 a.m. Luncheon
12:15 p.m. Guest Speaker
LOCATION:The Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 9 Avenue SW
COST: $30.00 Members / General Public
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. David Keith, Canada Research Chair in Energy and the Environment Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Department of Economics, University of Calgary
TOPIC: TECHNOLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
While the wisdom of Kyoto is debatable, there is little doubt that humans are altering the global climate and that action to slow human induced climate change is warranted. Fossil fuel technologies serve a primary driver of industrial civilization and of human induced climatic change, yet we don't have to abandon access to abundant energy to abate our impact on the global climate.
Technologies exist that could enable us to drastically reduce our impact on the climate while continuing to provide more energy services. Dr. Keith will focus on one set of technologies of particular importance to Alberta: the use of fossil fuels without emissions accomplished by capturing CO2 and storing it in sedimentary reservoirs. The best near-term opportunities involve CO2 capture from gas processing and advanced oil-sands operations for use in enhanced recovery.
In closing, he will speculate about the political options that might enable near-term action in Alberta.
To ensure adequate seating, please pre-register with the Calgary APEGGA office at 262-7714 before Monday, February 14, 2005. The Calgary Branch accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express for tickets sold prior to the day of the event.