Last Tuesday, an eight-hour blackout hit Baja California Sur, which together with Baja California represent the only regions detached from the National Interconnected System (SIN). In the last two months, additional blackouts took place in Yucatan Peninsula. CFE is planning to add five new power facilities to its fleet to cope with the rising electricity demand. In addition, a new subsidiary was created to comply with AMLO’s Internet for Everyone program.

Internationally, a heatwave scorched Europe, putting climate change in the spotlight. While global cooperation is needed to reach the Paris Agreement goals, the trade war between China and the US could threaten this objective. Young activist Greta Thunberg will travel to UN climate summits this year in a zero-emission transatlantic trip and US Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a bill to benefit low-income communities using a climate action approach.

NATIONAL

Blackout hits Baja California Sur A system failure at Baja California Uno, the power plant that generates 30 percent of the state’s electricity, affected 40 percent of users in the region

CFE gives birth to new subsidiary to fulfill AMLO’s Internet For Everyone program Through a 50km optic fiber network, the initiative aims to connect 300,000 communities without access

Enel to invest US$700 million in Mexico by 2020 Since its arrival in 2008, the Italian giant has invested US$3 billion and aims to deploy further investment in the wind energy segment

Mexico City sets ambitious goals to install 4.5 million m2 of solar roofs by 2024 The Ciudad Solar project aims to benefit 134,000 households during this sexennial

Bartlett emphasizes the construction of five new power facilities According to CFE’s director general, the system registered a maximum peak demand of 47,000MW on July 20

INTERNATIONAL

US-China trade war could pose threat to global energy transition According to Wood Mackenzie’s 2019 Energy Transition Outlook, cooperation is critical for climate action

Climate change made Europe’s heat wave even hotter According to the UN, human-driven emissions added up to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit

U.S. Senator Harris and Representative Ocasio-Cortez introduce bill to lift low income communities in climate plan This will ensure any legislation prioritizes vulnerable groups

Greta Thunberg will sail across the Atlantic in a zero-emission racing boat to attend UN’s Climate Summits The boat, retrofitted with solar panels and underwater turbines, will travel from the UK to NY in mid-August

Enel upbeat on outlook after renewables and grids boost earnings The company is building and developing 7GW, which is expected to contribute around €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) in EBITDA per year

 

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