Last week, renewables saw significant activity across many regions. In the US, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) was created with the aim of achieving 60GW of corporate renewables by 2025. In addition, a study finds that in 75 percent of American households, electricity powered by renewables is cheaper than that generated by fossil fuels. Germany, which is highly dependent on coal, has committed to closing all its coal-fired plants. Finally, as islands are the most vulnerable areas to climate change, Puerto Rico passed a bill to position renewables as the central pillar of its economy.

In Mexico, CFE announced the purchase of 330,000 tons of coal to reinforce the existing three power facilities in anticipation of the peak demand that will take place in summer. Additionally, after the Senate declined President López Obrador’s proposals to fill commissioner positions at CRE, AMLO resent the same candidates arguing that they comply with the required profile. Many participants of the National Electricity System are starting to prepare to comply with the technical framework stated in the grid code, which becomes mandatory on April 9.

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INTERNATIONAL

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance targets 60GW of corporate renewables by 2025 Google, Facebook, General Motors and Walmart, along with over 300 other companies, joined the initiative

Germany will close its 84 coal-fired power plants to meet international commitments Coal plants account for 40 percent of the country’s electricity and the plan targets 80 percent from renewables by 2040

Shell Energy switches U.K. retail market customers to 100 percent renewable power The utility business offered one of the cheapest tariffs available, undercutting Bulb Energy

Study finds fossil fuel is now pricier than solar or wind Around three-quarters of US coal production is providing more expensive electricity to American households than renewables

Puerto Rico has just passed its own green deal The bill will radically transform the island’s economy by aiming for 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2050 

 

 

NATIONAL

AMLO resends proposal to fill commissioner posts at CRE Eleven out of 12 candidates are repeated on the list

According to CFE’s director general, low electricity prices from renewables are a lie Manuel Bartlett pointed out the intermittent nature of these energy sources

Grid code technical requirements for load centers are now available This framework will become mandatory for every user of the National Electricity System on April 9, 2019

CFE will not return to the coal era After controversy regarding the purchase of 330,000 tons of coal, the company aims to reinforce its existing three coal-fired power plants

Soriana sets ambitious 100 percent renewable energy goal by 2021 With wind and solar distributed generation, the company looks to supply clean energy to its 978 business units

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