11 Aug 2009 04:08:05
North American leaders discuss CCS policy
Political leaders from the US, Mexico and Canada met in Guadalajara this week to discuss carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The annual North American Leaders Summit, which took place in the Mexican city on August 9th and 10th, saw a range of low-carbon energy initiatives being discussed.
At the top of the agenda was the firming-up of details surrounding the North American CCS Partnership, a commitment to produce a uniform mapping methodology for assessing potential carbon storage sites across the continent.
Leaders also discussed plans for research and development collaboration on a range of smart energy schemes including the establishment of a 21st-century electricity grid for North America.
In addition, the US, Mexico and Canada discussed ways to collaborate on energy-efficiency standards and the possibility of setting up a harmonised framework to ensure the alignment of regulations in all three countries.http://www.energy.gov/news2009/7780.htm