On September 16, 2009, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and his American counterpart, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, presented their first Report to Leaders on the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue. The report identifies three projects that Canada and the United States will begin to implement immediately. First, the countries plan to develop compatible business and regulatory frameworks for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and to expand existing collaborations on CCS testing and research. Second, they will help improve smart grid and clean power technologies and standards; share government-sponsored electricity research, development and deployment; and support the development of live storage of electricity across the U.S.-Canada grid. Finally, the two countries will develop a framework for clean energy research, development and deployment, partly to identify the technology, research and development necessary for both countries to meet their respective GHG-emissionsreduction goals. For further information, please see Environment Canada’s backgrounder.