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The rapid increase in economic development projects located in geological regions containing large oil sand deposits is part of a general increase in global energy production based on unconventional petroleum supplies Oil sands development projects are a contentious political issue due the significant economic and environmental consequences associated with the intensive industrial activity required Differences in development outcomes can be clearly seem in the major oil sands development projects in Venezuela and Canada The two countries are home to the worlds two largest oil sands deposits the Orinoco oil belt of Venezuela and the oil sands of northern Alberta Canada Technological innovation plays a central role in production efficiency and mitigating environmental impacts resulting from development projects in both countries Innovation in clean energy technology is a vital component of innovation in a larger clean technology sector whose prospects for future growth are directly related to the development trajectory of oil sands projects A comparative study of oil sands development projects in Venezuela and Canada reveals significant differences in innovation policy frameworks towards environmental impact technology and related clean technology sectors Consequential differences primarily based upon divergent sets of institutions shaping oil production in each country In the case of Venezuela institutions resulting from political changes that rejected the neoliberal models of resource development in place for a more nationalist approach based on coordinated markets and direct state intervention in the oil industry In the case of Canada it means institutions based on a neoliberal model of resource development that is market driven with a larger role for transnational corporate actors World oil marketInstitutional AnalysisParticular differences in clean energy technology between the Athabasca sands and Orinoco Belt in oil sand in can easily be traced back to relevant differences in geology geography both physical and human climate that determine a particular technologys applicability However decisive differences can be found in the institutional frameworks development projects are situated shaping the character and trajectory of innovation in
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