Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to our witnesses. It's a great discussion this evening.
I would just put it on the record that in the Liberal platform, which I'm sure you memorized, Mr. Chair, on the campaign trail, there is reference in the document to EDC being refocused to be the largest clean-technology financier in Canada.
I'm fascinated with this discussion on CCUS. We have ENGOs like the Pembina Institute that are actually partnering with oil and gas to support CCUS. We have other ENGOs that are seemingly quite opposed.
My question is for you, Ms. Exner-Pirot. By the way, I'm a fellow University of Calgary graduate, and lived in that community for some years. I think in your view, CCUS is a work-in-progress and can be viewed as investing in R and D, research and development, with some promise to make industries like blue hydrogen possible. Without carbon capture and underground storage, blue hydrogen would not be possible, to my understanding.
I wonder if you would comment on the 45Q tax credit in the U.S., how it is driving CCUS, and whether it has been successful south of the border.