June 29, 2016

Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary 

USA President Barack Obama, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto share a common cothe-white-housemmitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society.

“We announce a historic goal for North America to strive to achieve 50 percent clean power generation by 2025. We will accomplish this goal through clean energy development and deployment, clean energy innovation and energy efficiency.” Read more.


December 12, 2015

The Paris Agreement – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


The Paris Agreement (French: L’accord de Paris) is an agreement within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. Paris Agreement – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At COP 21 in Paris, Parties to the UNFCCC reached a historic agreement to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future. The Paris Agreement requires all Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) and to strengthen these efforts in the years ahead. Read more. More information on the NDC Registry can be found here.

A Reader’s Guide to the Paris Agreement

The most important piece of international diplomacy in years, deciphered: Read more.


September 29th, 2015

Final Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and New Source Performance Standards


On September 29, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that will further control toxic air emissions from petroleum refineries and provide important information about refinery emissions to the public and neighboring communities.

This rule will virtually eliminate smoking flare emissions and upset emission events, and for the first time in a national regulation require refineries to monitor emissions at key emission sources within their facilities and around their fence lines.

These final requirements, when fully implemented in 2018, will reduce toxic emissions from refineries, improve air quality. Read more.