If Climate Change is Biggest Threat - Why so Slow on CCUS?

If the Minister believes that a climate crisis is the biggest challenge the world faces, why is he so slow in advancing the most obvious solution - Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage?

My inquiry in Question Period on May 20.

The script for the Questions is below the video.



SCRIPT


Mr. Speaker,

 

The Carbon Capture tax credit announced in this year’s budget was not included in the Budget Implementation Act.

 

Why not?

 

 

Mr Speaker –

 

Carbon Capture is widely viewed, by all scientific input, as the nearest term solution to decarbonizing our energy needs.

 

There is no path to our environmental goals without it.

 

It’s been over a year since the government rejected my tax credit on carbon capture, because – it needed to consult.

 

After all that time, it was announced in this year’s budget.

 

Yet, still, no action.

 

So – if the minister believes that the climate crisis is the biggest challenge the world faces, why is he so slow in advancing the most obvious solution?