Posts by: Sara Warden

Watering Down a Crisis

On January 28, 2016 By

From May to October each year, the streets of Mexico City overflow. The heavens open up at precisely 4pm each day and the torrent of water unleashed from the somber sky drenches all in its path, trickling through the fractured concrete and overwhelming the capacity of the drainage systems to form a collection of veritable […]

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The cost of solar power is steadily decreasing, with a recent study conducted by the University of Oxford, UK, claiming that costs of the technology has seen a 10% drop year-on-year since 1980. The study compared three types of power generation – coal, nuclear, and PV. Conversely, the researchers found that “while coal plant […]

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In a report released by the World Resources Institute, Katherine Ross and Thomas Damassa disseminate the clean energy commitments of eight countries that are responsible for over 65% of the world’s primary energy demand: Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, and the US. Mexico’s pledge to increase clean energy participation in […]

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On December 25, 2015, the Law of the Energy Transition (LTE) became effective after its approval by the Chamber of Deputies, with conditions regarding Clean Energy Certificates (CELs), clean energy targets, and the incorporation of renewable energy sources into the grid. The LTE complements the Law of the Electricity Industry in a strengthened framework […]

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Sherry Vargson owns a farm in the Granville Township in Ohio, in close proximity to a well drilled by Chesapeake Energy Corporation for exploitation of shale gas resources. Vargson soon found that the water coming from her tap began to display strange characteristics, and when poured into a glass appeared cloudy and visibly emitted a […]

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Humanity has entered a new era. Just as the rising CO2 levels wiped out many marine organisms and terrestrial vertebrate species to herald the arrival of the Triassic epoch and the end of the Paleozoic era, and just as the asteroid’s impact on earth ended the Cretaceous reign of the dinosaurs, we have […]

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“Mexico WindPower plays an important role by putting together the key stakeholders in the development of wind farms with the best providers of technology.” – José Navarro

 

The Mexican energy industry is flourishing. Seemingly immune to the problems faced by the oil and gas industry, renewable energies are increasingly coming to the forefront […]

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“An environmental goal is not enough to manage a company’s future successfully. Neither is an economic goal.” – Adam Werbach

In today’s financial climate, many companies are striving to cut costs in order to negotiate the slimmest margins. However, an increasing number of experts are claiming that profitability and […]

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Transnational trade agreements have long been hailed as a stimulant for the economy, and due to Mexico’s broad participation in these treaties, it has attracted considerable investment from international players. With the creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, one of the largest free trade zones in the world was created […]

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The eyes of the world are on the global leaders at the COP21 climate conference in Paris this week. With the anticipation of progressive strategies to tackle climate change, activists have already been disappointed by the reluctance of leaders to commit to the limiting of the global temperature to a maximum increase of 2°C. However, several […]

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