I am replying to Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, and his opinion that appeared in the Jan. 30 edition of the Estevan Mercury.
I remind Mr. Sohi to add to his talking points on innovation in the energy sector, the fact that Estevan is also home to the world's first carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Unit 3 that SaskPower and the federal government built that is producing clean energy from coal and is also enhancing oil production in nearby oil fields.
Also there is a test facility at the Shand Power Station that companies can do testing on their own coal projects to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulfur.
Furthermore Saskatchewan is importing CO2 from Beulah, N.D., for enhanced oil recovery. CCS is cleaning up the atmosphere and increasing oil production. This technology can be used anywhere in the world and it has started here in Canada.
Saskatchewan needs to let the rest of Canada know that we are already doing our part in leading innovative ideas.