The Alberta Saline Aquifer Project (ASAP) has identified at least three suitable locations for storing large volumes of carbon dioxide in deep saline aquifers near Wabamun, Alta. If ASAP receives the funding needed from both federal and provincial governments it hopes to have its pilot operation running by 2015. ASAP intends to eventually sell back carbon dioxide to oil producers for enhanced oil recovery.
The federal government along with Bullfrog Power, Enbridge Gas Distribution, and EnerWorks have launched a new Solar Water Heating Program (SWHP). This program will allow qualifying homeowners to receive a large savings on the purchase and installation of solar water heating systems.