Examining the New Environment for Renewable Energy in Mexico
Energy policy in Mexico is undergoing considerable changes under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Although Mexico’s government has not formally reversed the constitutional and legal changes passed in the 2013-2014 energy reforms, it has effectively stopped their implementation. Nearly all changes today disincentivize new investment in the renewable energy sector, weaken independent regulatory agencies, impede the growth of renewables, recentralize decision-making in the federal power utility and ultimately postpone the country’s climate and energy commitments. The likely result is that Mexico will fail in its international commitments and end up with a more costly, polluting and inefficient power sector that causes the country to lag far behind other countries in technology and investment in renewable energy sources. At this webinar, a panel of experts will examine setbacks in Mexico’s renewable energy policies and how the country can avoid falling further behind in a sector that may hold the key to a more livable planet.
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12 PM CDT
Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020