Ottawa: USA, Mexico and Canada towards 50% clean energy by 2025

Ottawa: USA, Mexico and Canada towards 50% clean energy by 2025

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Obama, Trudeau and Nieto have signed the commitment for the three countries. Mexico faces the biggest challenge, currently producing only 20% of its electricity from renewable sources

Reaching a 50% clean energy quota by 2050. This is the objective set by USA, Mexico and Canada. Preceding the official announcement, which is expected to take place during the course of the trilateral Ottawa summit, the news was shared by a White House spokesperson. US President Barak Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will formalize the ambitious plan. To date, clean energy production for the 3 countries is around 37%, and in this context, the US, which is stuck at 30%, out of which 20% comes from nuclear energy, will face the largest commitment. Mexico, a country that had already committed to reaching 35% by 2024 and is currently still under 20%, will also have to significantly accelerate its clean energy production to reach the new target. According to predictions, the Central American country will join the US and Canada also in a decrease of methane emissions of between 40% to 45%. Canada, which already currently produces 81% of its electricity from hydroelectric, solar, wind and nuclear power, is therefore the only one of the 3 to be in line with the new objectives set at the summit.