Tuesday, May 26, 2015

U.S., Canada and Mexico Create New Climate Change Partnership

Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, participates in a panel discussion with Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy, and Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexican Secretary of Energy, during CERAWeek in Houston, Texas in April. (Credit: CNW Group/Natural Resources Canada) Click to Enlarge.
North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies.

The partnership does not include binding targets, but will enhance cooperation and integrate more climate change-related policies into energy discussions between the countries, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said during a conference call.

All three governments said they will prioritize working together on issues, including efficiency of electricity grids, pursuing new clean energy technologies and aligning regulations to control emissions from the oil and gas sector.

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