Canadian Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, released the government’s economic action plan. A significant piece of the plan is its call for a transformation to a green energy economy. Should the plan be acted on, the Canadian government will allocate $1 billion over five years to support clean energy technologies. Of the $1 billion, $150 million will go towards research and $850 million to the development and demonstration of such clean energy technologies, including carbon capture and storage. The government expects their support will generate private investment such that “a total investment in clean technologies of at least $2.5 billion over the next five years” will occur.