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Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants

Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants Mexico is far off track from its laws setting targets of 30% renewable energy generation by 2021, and 35% by 2024. The actions of the Lopez Obrador administration have only worsened prospects, taking multiple steps backward by pledging to construct a new oil … Continue reading Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power plants

Greenpeace secures victory in legal battle for Mexico ‘s renewable s

Greenpeace secures victory in legal battle for Mexico’s renewables June 1 (Renewables Now) – Environmental organisation Greenpeace on Friday said that it succeeded in getting a court in Mexico temporarily suspend recently imposed measures by local energy secretariat Sener and electricity system operator Cenace to limit the operation of new Mexican renewable energy plants. The … Continue reading Greenpeace secures victory in legal battle for Mexico ‘s renewable s

Mexican government clashes with private sector over recent power industry changes

Mexican government clashes with private sector over recent power industry changes MEXICO CITY (ICIS)–Some power market participants are disagreeing with arguments that authorities are using to support a new policy by energy ministry SENER and an April resolution by power market operator CENACE. CENACE’s agreement halted pre-operative testing on wind and solar generation plants with … Continue reading Mexican government clashes with private sector over recent power industry changes

Oil and gas lobbyists pressed for exemption from Trump’s Mexico tariffs

Oil and gas lobbyists pressed for exemption from Trump’s Mexico tariffs Oil and natural gas executives are breathing a sigh of relief after the United States and Mexico reached a deal to avoid tariffs threatening to constrict a burgeoning flow of crude oil and refined fuels between the two countries. But the agreement is hardly … Continue reading Oil and gas lobbyists pressed for exemption from Trump’s Mexico tariffs

Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender

Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender MEXICO: The new government has suspended an ongoing clean energy auction without saying when results will be announced or when contracts may be awarded. Mexico’s grid operator and regulator Cenace (the National Energy Control Centre) stated the suspension would allow president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s new administration to review … Continue reading Mexico suspends ongoing clean energy tender

Who needs batteries: pumped storage ‘lake battery’ planned for #Baja_California

Who needs batteries: pumped storage ‘lake battery’ planned for Baja California With solar and pumped storage, Mexico could become energy self-sufficient We were on our way to Huilotán, a jungly ecopark located deep in a canyon just north of Guadalajara. How the subject of lithium batteries came up, I don’t know, but we were discussing … Continue reading Who needs batteries: pumped storage ‘lake battery’ planned for #Baja_California

Mexico ‘s #CRE to use new methodology for December’s retail power tariff

Mexico’s CRE to use new methodology for December’s retail power tariff Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) will start publishing state power utility CFE’s monthly retail tariffs using a new methodology, beginning on November 30. The CRE will, by December 15 and also every month, publish on its website the calculations used to establish the tariff … Continue reading Mexico ‘s #CRE to use new methodology for December’s retail power tariff

#Mexico moving ahead with energy market reforms, official says

Mexico moving ahead with energy market reforms, official says Mexico began the process of undoing its 75-year-old energy monopoly in 2013, but the subsequent crash in oil prices hindered the process and the international investments. Fast-forward four years, and Mexican officials believe the country’s oil and gas sector is poised to finally take off now … Continue reading #Mexico moving ahead with energy market reforms, official says