Taking a step towards the establishment of a continental energy
strategy, energy ministers from Canada, Mexico and the United
States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Climate
Change and Energy Collaboration on February 12, 2016 during the
North American Energy Ministers Meeting in Winnipeg. In addition,
they launched a web platform where North American energy
information can be easily accessed in one place (an initiative that
was originally announced in December 2014).
Under the MOU signed by Canadian Natural Resources Minister Jim
Carr, Mexican Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell and US
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, the three countries will
collaborate and share information on six key areas:
sharing experience and knowledge in
the development of reliable, resilient and low-carbon electricity
modeling, deploying and accelerating
innovation of clean energy technologies, including renewables;
exchanging information in order to
improve energy efficiency for equipment, appliances, industries and
buildings, including energy management systems;
exchanging information and promoting
joint action to advance the deployment of carbon capture, use and
identifying trilateral activities to
further climate change adaptation and resilience; and
sharing best practices and seeking
methods to reduce emissions from the oil and gas sector, including
methane and black carbon.
To facilitate information sharing, North American energy
information is now gathered on one platform and is available on all
three countries' websites. Available information includes:
a first suite of static and
interactive North American energy infrastructure maps;
a combined North American energy
data tables and methodological guides
to allow for the comparison of energy trade between the three
a glossary of terms and definitions
available in each country's official languages.
It is anticipated that further discussions on a continental
energy strategy will take place when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
meets with President Barack Obama in March 2016. A tripartite
strategy would be aimed at enabling Canada, Mexico and the US to
work together on clean energy initiatives and measures to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, potentially creating a bigger market for
Canadian hydro, solar and wind power, as well as setting up an
opportunity to develop a continent-wide infrastructure for electric
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