Climate change will continue to be an immense challenge in our lifetime. One of the contributors to climate change are greenhouse gases (GHG) from the oil and gas sector. Methane is a GHG with a global warming potential more than 70 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2) over a 20-year period. Oil and gas facilities are the largest industrial emitters of methane in Canada1.

Yet, the adoption of methane management technologies has been slow within Canada’s oil and gas facilities as well as the energy industry’s supply chain.

Alberta is at the heart of Canada’s oil and gas sector, calling for a systemic change, in which organizations, associations and regulators collaborate to reach the balance of both protecting our environment and driving a healthy economic return. How can Canada’s energy supply chain come together to evaluate current technologies, call out challenges, and generate an action plan that allows us to improve methane management so as to thrive in a more competitive, low-carbon future?

On November 6, the Energy Futures Lab and JWN Energy are hosting an invitation-only workshop that explores opportunities and challenges related to driving change today in methane management – and prior to the release of new regulations.

Agenda (subject to change):

7:30
Arrival and Registration
8:00
Welcome and Check in
8:20
Context and Panel Introduction
8:30
Perspectives on Opportunities and Barriers (Panel and Q&A)
9:30
Break
9:45
Energy Futures Lab – The Energy System the Future Requires of Us
9:50
Discussion Groups
11:15
Wrap-up

This three-hour long workshop has a limited space for ~50 participants. The participants will be a mix: ⅓ innovators; ⅓ “receptors” i.e. energy/utilities companies; and ⅓ “enablers” i.e. academia, government, finance, and advisory services. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Kelley Thompson at kthompson@naturalstep.ca.

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1 Government of Canada

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