Clean and renewable energies were the protagonists this past week in Mexico City at the Wind Power Mexico and Solar Power Mexico expos, where the government reiterated its commitment to the energy transition and the industry showed its strength for the future. Internationally, China said it is considering the construction of a solar plant in space, taking advantage of an old NASA project inspired by the theories of Isaac Asimov, while experts recommended the US focus on offshore wind energy.
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- Mexico will build a solar academy where technicians from more than 3,000 companies can be certified.
- Rocío Nahle, Minister of Energy, ensures that long-term power auctions will be reactivated.
- The federal government will support an accelerated transition toward the generation, transmission and use of renewable and clean energies whenever social inclusion is included.
- Experts predict that Mexico could double the generation of solar energy during the current presidential term.
- The photovoltaic energy market in Latin America will grow 20 percent, with Mexico as the main driver.
- The wind energy sector could generate 35,000 jobs in Mexico during AMLO’s term.
- According to the Mexican Stock Exchange, Mexico top the Pacific Alliance for the most green bonds.
- Azure Power announced it has commissioned a cumulative capacity of over 500MWs since last fiscal year, bringing the company’s total operational portfolio to over 1,400MWs
- BP explores buying solar energy to power operations in the US.
- China plans a solar power play in space that NASA abandoned decades ago.
- The US is on the cusp of an offshore wind energy boom.
- Norwegian giant Equinor has made a proposal to the Greek government to create a floating wind farm.