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The Energy Mix Launches Special Reports on Net-Zero Canada, U.S. Election

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The Energy Mix is launching two new special reports, one of them on Canada’s drive to net zero, the other on America’s electoral climate in 2020.

The reports reflect two of the key priorities—getting Canada on a much more ambitious track for carbon reductions, and bringing a dose of sanity to U.S. climate policy—that North American climate hawks brought to the new decade, before those agendas were largely derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll be keeping both pages up to date as the stories develop through the year.

With nearly two-thirds of Canadian voters last fall supporting parties that promised more aggressive climate action, “the Trudeau government began its second term pledging tougher 2030 carbon targets, a net-zero target for 2050, greater climate accountability, and a whole-of-government response to the climate crisis,” the special reports page states. Now, we’ll be watching and telling the story as Ottawa sets the terms for a green economic recovery from the pandemic.

South of the border, meanwhile, “since Donald Trump entered the White House, the United States has gutted climate and environmental regulations, tried to speed up fossil fuel development, announced its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, and more. Now, with climate still a high priority in many voters’ minds, but an entirely different global emergency setting the tone for the November 3 election, citizens will decide whether the U.S. rejoins the community of nations to confront the climate crisis.”

You might want to bookmark our new special reports, because they’ll be changing day by day. As we publish stories on climate policy in either country, or on electoral politics in the U.S., they’ll be automatically included in the special reports, giving you a one-stop window on the latest news in each country.

Other special reports in the series have covered topics like Alberta’s bitumen pipe dream, carbon farming, municipal and provincial/state climate action, the drive to 1.5°C, and Canada’s climate change election in 2019.

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