24 Jun Department of Energy: U.S. Secretary of Energy Granholm, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources O’Regan Launch Cooperative Agreement on Clean Energy, Innovation, and Energy Justice
United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan today held a bilateral meeting to launch a new updated and revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that reinvigorates and expands energy cooperation between their departments, accelerates the clean energy transition to net-zero emissions by 2050, and provides reliable, efficient and resilient grid operations. At the bilateral meeting, the United States and Canada also released the North American Renewable Integration Study (NARIS), a first-of-its-kind analysis detailing the benefits of integrating renewable energy across the continent and helping to accelerate the countries’ respective goals to achieve a clean power system.
“The United States and Canada have a shared commitment to protect our planet and ensure that all pockets of North America have access to affordable, clean energy,” said Secretary Granholm. “We can’t tackle the climate crisis alone — we must work together to accelerate the flow of low-carbon electricity across our borders, spurring job growth and ushering in a 100% clean energy future.”
“No two countries in the world have their energy sectors as closely linked as Canada and the United States do. It’s a relationship that supports thousands of jobs and drives economic activity on both sides of the border. We’re strengthening our bilateral energy relationship to build a clean energy future. And we’re leaving no one behind.” said Minister O’Regan.