Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz met with energy ministers from Canada and Mexico at the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Ministerial meetings in San Francisco to discuss the programs launched by the three countries to address climate change.
Moniz held the meetings with Jim Carr, Canada’s natural resources minister; and Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico’s energy secretary; to review the efforts of the three North American countries to meet clean energy objectives, the Energy Department said Friday.
These include investments in research and development programs related to clean energy over the next five years, implementation of the ISO 50001 standard by energy companies and launch of a study that aims to determine the operational impacts once solar, wind, hydro and other renewable energy sources are integrated with electricity grids.
“Trilateral energy cooperation between the United States, Canada, and Mexico is crucial to advancing our energy security and growing low-carbon economies,” Moniz said.
“Today’s announcement by the North American energy ministers demonstrates our collective support for CEM7 and Mission Innovation as tools to implement our countries’ commitments made in Paris to combat climate change by developing and deploying clean energy technologies.”