Canada, U.S., Mexico agree to 'continental approach' on clean energy

By Josh Elliott,

Canada, the United States and Mexico agreed to greater clean energy co-operation in North America Friday, at a press conference interrupted by an anti-pipeline protester in Winnipeg.

Jim Carr, Canada's minister of natural resources, said Friday that the agreement "strengthens our collective energy security," while presenting "a bold vision for our continent."

The agreement will allow Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to work together on developing strategies to address low-carbon electricity, clean technologies, carbon capture, energy efficiency and oil and gas emissions.