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Global renewable energy bodies call on Mexico to push forward with clean energy transition

Leading global renewable energy bodies the Global Wind Energy Council and the Global Solar Council have jointly called upon the government of Mexico to continue the country’s transition away from expensive and polluting fossil fuels, and reset the course to a sustainable future based on competitive, clean renewable energy.

The two councils issued a joint statement in response to the reversals to key parts of the Electricity Act, approved by the lower parliamentary chamber earlier this week. The statement asks lawmakers to reject the bill to modify the act in order to avoid adverse consequences, which could harm the development of renewable energy in the country.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, an international network of 115 leading renewable energy companies, industry associations, civil society, research institutes and intergovernmental organisations, also acted as signatory to the statement.

“The global wind industry encourages the government of Mexico to reset the course to a transition to a renewables-based economy, which will generate enormous net-positive benefits in GDP growth, job creation and social welfare gains in the near term and long run. This will also serve to reinforce the resilience and independence of Mexico’s electricity system, which has been tested by the recent energy crisis in Texas,” said Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council.

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Comments

  1. Wind and solar are intermittent sources of power that need some form of thermal back up. The advocates of renewables seem to forget this salient fact. Power needs to be available and not at the whim of wind and sun. Long months of still and gloomy weather in the UK has reduced renewable’s contribution to low single digits. It is not the low cost option the advocates suggest. Recent work at the University of Edinburgh has exploded the myth of low cost renewables.

  2. Mexico is using more clean energy than USA, JApan, etc. Amlo already talked about how Mexico will continue to work on fighting global warming, he just wants to put an nd to the US/Euro energy privatization scam. Mexico wants to be energy independent, same as USA wants for the Usa.

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