As long as we are using oil to power our lives and improve quality of life around the world, we must develop it in a way that benefits us economically and is environmentally responsible.
Innovation is about bringing together new ideas to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a technology or process resulting in a positive impact on society. Canadians have a long and successful track record in applying innovation to address energy, environmental and social challenges, including oil sands production.
New techniques are critical to developing the oil sands and addressing environmental concerns. Canada's oil sands industry is one of the biggest investors in research and development to identify new, better ways of protecting the environment.
Learn more about the key environmental issues relating to oil sands development, and find out how industry is addressing them.