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North America's Leaders Announce Clean Power Generation Goal

They also committed to accelerated deployment of clean vehicles in government fleets; working with industry to encourage the adoption of clean vehicles; and encouraging public and private infrastructure investments to establish ‎North American refueling corridors for clean vehicles.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed June 29 to pursue a goal of having North America achieve 50 percent clean power generation by 2025 through clean energy development and energy efficiency. Mexico joined Canada and the United States in committing to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector 40-45 percent by 2025, and the three countries agreed to develop and implement federal regulations to reduce emissions from existing and new sources in the oil and gas sector as soon as possible and to implement national methane reduction strategies for key sectors such as oil and gas, agriculture, and waste management, including food waste.

They also committed to accelerated deployment of clean vehicles in government fleets; working with industry to encourage the adoption of clean vehicles; and encouraging public and private infrastructure investments to establish ‎North American refueling corridors for clean vehicles; as well as collaborating on cross-border transmission projects, including for renewable energy.

The three countries committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles by aligning fuel efficiency and/or GHG emission standards out to 2025 and 2027, respectively, and to encourage greener freight transportation throughout North America by expanding the SmartWay program to Mexico.

They pledged to work together to implement the historic Paris Agreement and to join the agreement this year and call on all nations to support its entry into force in 2016. "We commit to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 and call on the other members of the G-20 to do the same. We also urge the G-20 to make commitments to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector and to improve the environmental performance of heavy-duty vehicles," their joint statement said.

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