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(Yahoo)   Canada's oil sands producers form alliance to achieve net-zero emissions, rectal aero-monkeys by 2050   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Carbon dioxide, Oil sands, S&P/TSX Composite Index, Canadian oil sands producers, Athabasca Oil Sands, Oil sands producers, energy transition, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans  
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2021-06-09 5:42:09 PM  
If you put a nuke plant there you could use its waste heat. Win-win.
2021-06-09 6:19:18 PM  
Always 30 years away.

They have no plan and don't care.
2021-06-09 6:34:36 PM  
Having worked briefly at the Suncor site in Ft Mac I find this highly unlikely. There's going to be some crazy cop math somewhere in the 'net' emissions calculations.
2021-06-09 6:41:07 PM  
"Net zero emissions" would've involved leaving the tar sands alone altogether.  Instead,
2021-06-09 7:41:07 PM  
yeah a plan that far in the future might as well be no plan at all
2021-06-09 7:42:03 PM  
something something pot kettle black
2021-06-09 7:56:00 PM  

EvilEgg: If you put a nuke plant there you could use its waste heat. Win-win.

That has been proposed.​e​alitycheck/sheppard/20070111.html

An even better approach would be to build many more nuclear plants around the country so that we would have the energy to support a transition away from fossil fuels (electric cars and heat pumps for most city residents, liquid hydrogen for long-range commercial transport, atmosphere-captured CO2 converted into synthetic aviation fuel, etc).
2021-06-09 8:07:07 PM  
Useless, and insulting. More insulting than anything. The oil companies have failed. Vote NDP.
2021-06-09 8:31:33 PM  
Don't forget, not only are the emissions from the *use* of the oil omitted from these promises, "Scope 3" emissions are generally not factored into these statements/promises/flimflam either.​/​briefing-what-are-scope-3-emissions
2021-06-09 8:57:57 PM  
Sure, after the entire place is bulldozed and wiped from memory.

/"tar sands" how farking stupid is that in the first place?
2021-06-09 9:14:26 PM  
Pull the other one, it's got bells on.

I realize they think we're that stupid.  But really.
2021-06-09 9:39:29 PM  

cryinoutloud: Sure, after the entire place is bulldozed and wiped from memory.

/"tar sands" how farking stupid is that in the first place?

It's sand coated with oil/tar. How is that stupid?
2021-06-09 10:10:39 PM  
Net zero to these guys means do absolutely net zero about it.
2021-06-10 12:17:15 AM  
it takes more energy to get it out than it's worth
2021-06-10 12:46:01 AM  
In terms of policy, Canada is probably doing it right. Raise carbon taxes to raise carbon prices and then let people figure out what they are going to do about it.

Consider fracking. You have some resource and you think it is never going to be exploited, but technologies change, people start talking about peak oil, and prices get up so high that the technologies get rushed to application. Two things could have prevented the fracking boom: Banning the technology, or eliminating demand for it in the first place.

Country after country is waging a WAR ON OIL just like the WAR ON DRUGS. I think it might have even less success because Exxon and Total will be replaced by PEMEX and ARAMCO, supplying that sweet sweet oil to consumers which are hooked. Can the world go cold turkey and just say that they are not going to use oil anymore? No. And the cheaper it gets, the better it looks to the addict.

So jack up the costs. Jack up the price. It worked with cigarettes. Get them up to 10 bucks a pack and people will figure out how to quit.

Well. People have options. All kinds of options. Travel less. Relocate. Get a hybrid. Get a motorcycle or bicycle. Ride the bus or train. Get an EV. Carpool for heaven's sake.

Carbon taxes seem to be very difficult for many countries, obviously petroleum producer countries, but they need to be used to regulate markets and  let each person solve their own problems.

And reward people who have already worked to avoid becoming addicted to cheap oil.
2021-06-10 12:46:20 AM  
Canada's oil sands producers form alliance to achieve net-zero emissions of rectal aero-monkeys by 2050.

Sorry subby but I had to add a preposition,
2021-06-10 8:43:48 AM  

2fardownthread: Get an EV

Gotcha, biatch!
2021-06-10 10:57:01 AM  
yep right around the time the oil sands run out of oil they'll stop using energy to not extract the oil that isn't there anymore.
2021-06-10 10:58:02 AM  
complain before it's illegal! tailing, condensate, pipeline breaks, emissions.
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