24, 25 and 26 october, 2007
Palais des Congrés of Montréal - Canada
► Parallel Session 1
A. CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE
Coal is the largest source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and by 2030 is projected to contribute nearly 40% of global emissions. One of the most critical challenges in addressing climate change is wide-scale deployment of technologies to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and bury them underground.
B. GREEN BUILDINGS
Energy use in homes and offices is a large and growing source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Developing environmental management services as well as innovative design and stronger building codes can lead to cleaner on-site energy, greater energy efficiency and a new generation of “smart buildings” that reduce emissions and energy costs without sacrificing comfort or functionality.
Following Brazil’s dramatic ethanol success, other countries are turning to biofuels to help reduce emissions and dependence on oil imports. As scientists and investors aim for the next generation of biofuel technologies, the key challenge for policymakers will be securing biofuels’ energy and climate benefits without driving up food prices or introducing new environmental risks.