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Launching of the North American Clean Energy Plan

Enrique Pena Nieto (President of Mexico), Barack Obama (President of the United States) and Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada)

On 29 June, the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States announced the launching of the North American Clean Energy Plan, aimed at accelerating the development of non-fossil energy sources. Half the combined energy resources of these three countries must come from “clean” sources by 2025*.

Analysts forecast that the plan will encourage interest from the United States in Canadian hydroelectricity, especially from States that seek to reduce their carbon emissions to fulfil federal commitments. The Clean Power Plan, currently held up following a decision by the United States Supreme Court in February 2016, requires that the country’s CO2 emissions fall by 32% between 2005 and 2030.

* The agreement defines solar power, wind power, hydropower and nuclear power as “clean” energy sources. The non-binding agreement will be of limited scope according to some observers. Non-fossil energies already provide 37% of electricity and their share should progress to 46% in 2025 if current trends continue.

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