News Release - June 18, 2009
SASKATCHEWAN HOSTS ENERGY COUNCIL CONFERENCE
Saskatchewan plays host this week to a conference of The Energy Council, an organization of North American legislators focused on energy and environment-related policy concerns.
More than one hundred legislators and energy industry representatives from across the United States and Canada are expected at the council's 2009 State and Provincial Trends in Energy and the Environment Conference in Saskatoon, June 18-21. Registrants will participate in sessions on carbon sequestration, uranium, wind energy and in situ upgrading of heavy oil and bitumen.
"This is the first time Saskatchewan has hosted an Energy Council meeting, and we are pleased to be able to showcase our province's diverse energy resources," Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd said. "Through the Uranium Development Partnership consultations, Saskatchewan is examining options to engage further in the nuclear cycle. We are involved in discussions on a Western Energy Corridor, and we are pursuing work with U.S. states in areas such as carbon capture and storage."
"The Energy Council recognizes Canada as a global energy producer and Saskatchewan as a significant player in North American energy markets," Representative Mike Hill of the Alabama House of Representatives and Chairman of the Council said. "It's particularly interesting for us to see the wide range of resources here in the province. It's equally impressive to learn about Saskatchewan's role as a world-class technology centre for carbon management."
The Energy Council is a legislative organization which includes eleven energy-producing states in the United States and five Canadian provinces. Saskatchewan joined the Energy Council in July 2007.
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