Saskatchewan is a pioneer in clean energy production
Carbon capture, utilization and storage, enhanced oil recovery and world-class uranium production are delivering the sustainable fuels the world needs. Saskatchewan’s forestry sector is also making great strides in sustainability, utilizing biomass for low-carbon energy solutions.
These initiatives are a dedicated effort to a more sustainable future, positioning Saskatchewan as a global leader in the quest for clean and sustainable energy.
The reduction in emissions in 2021 (based on 2015 levels) from vented and flared gas at upstream oil facilities in Saskatchewan – roughly 6.5 million tonnes of CO2e. You’d have to plant more than 97 million trees and let them grow for 10 years to get those kinds of results.
Saskatchewan will produce 13.7 million kilograms of uranium this year. The power generated from that could avoid the same emissions from using 160 billion litres of gasoline.
The nuclear energy potential in Saskatchewan compared with Canada’s total annual electricity demands. All available in the same province with the largest high-grade uranium deposits in the world.
Saskatchewan’s Enhanced Oil Recovery projects have sequestered more than 40 million tonnes of CO2 over the last 25 years, enough carbon to make 4.5 million homes energy neutral for one year.
If the world produced helium like Saskatchewan, global emissions would reduce by 244 million tonnes of CO2e per year. That’s like planting more than four billion trees and letting them grow for 10 years.