27 Feb 2013
As Canadians expect a transition to a less carbon-intensive energy future, partnering becomes an essential piece of the renewable picture.
The British Columbia community of Dawson Creek and Shell Canada partnered to open a water treatment plant.
Natural gas is the cleanest-burning hydrocarbons, making it an ideal partner to intermittent renewable options. It offers a reliable energy source during periods when intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are unable to provide adequate capacity, and it can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a variety of ways, including transportation and electricity generation.
“Renewables almost always need a partner,” says Kevin Heffernan, president of the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources, a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization.
“I believe that natural gas is a foundation energy source for the shift to a renewable future.”
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