Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage - Polarization, public confidence and decision-making

The University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy program uses the convening power of the university to bring together academic researchers and senior decision-makers from industry, government, Indigenous communities, local communities and environmental organizations to determine how to strengthen public confidence in energy decision-making.

Mockup of report.

The report

The study (PDF, 4.3MB) consists of a review of academic, industry, and government publications, along with in-depth interviews with decision-makers from a variety of different sectors related to CCUS policy and implementation. The authors then identify several “risk issues” facing CCUS and how to overcome them. Risk issues of highest concern to stakeholders include: how to achieve tolerable costs; incomplete knowledge and inadequate information provision; industry pace of innovation and demonstration; perceptions of other mitigation alternatives; and fairness with respect to the distribution of costs and benefits of CCUS.

The report in brief

The two-page brief of the study.
Brief of the study (PDF, 2.1MB)

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