North American clean energy agreement a milestone in shift to decarbonized economies

The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada-'s Minister of Natural Resources, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico'-s Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy, attend the North American Energy Ministers. Meeting on February 12, 2016, in Winnipeg. (CNW Group/Natural Resources Canada)

February 12, 2016

CanWEA welcomes trilateral collaboration which signals a priority on clean energy


Ottawa, Ontario – February 12, 2016
– Jean-François Nolet, Vice President of Policy and Communications at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement today following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by Canada, the United States, and Mexico on climate change and energy collaboration.

“We’re pleased to see the new Liberal government’s participation in this trilateral collaboration. These signatures kick-off the start of discussions on a North American accord on climate change and clean energy. Today is an important milestone in the global shift to a clean energy economy. The MOU reflects a step change in ambition for action in Canada and across North America that will have a tremendous impact on our ability to go beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation. It promises opportunities to move toward the much deeper cuts needed across other sectors that stand to be electrified with clean, zero-carbon renewables like wind energy. The more Canada expands and integrates electricity grids across borders, the more reliable, resilient, cost-effective and competitive our markets become, which means lower costs for Canadians, and more investment, innovation and jobs in the new green economy.”

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Tracy Walden, Director, Media and Communications
Canadian Wind Energy Association
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