In response to the Obama administration’s pledge to join with Canada and Mexico to power North America with 50 percent clean energy by 2025, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president, climate & energy:
“This is a clear signal that cooperation, not isolation, remains atop of the global climate agenda. As the largest energy consumer, the United States must lead the way to this collective continent-wide goal by exceeding it at home through truly clean renewable energy and higher energy efficiency.
“There’s a big gap between what leaders pledged in Paris and the emissions cuts needed to fend off the most dire impacts of climate change. The United States needs to continue to drive international cooperation to accelerate emissions reductions and help developing countries leapfrog dirtier pathways. Today’s announcements help move us closer to closing that gap.”