Last week, after the Senate rejected AMLO’s first proposal for substituting missing commissioners at CRE, President López Obrador resent the same candidate options. As law indicates, an interviewing process between candidates and the Senate took place, where officials determined lack of technical background and expertise and presented an amparo lawsuit against this proposal. Nevertheless, amid this transition process, companies like Iberdrola have announced significant investments in the country. In addition, the Ministry of Energy has ratified CEL requisites for the coming years.

In the international landscape, Argentina announced an auction process and grid tender to take place in 2019. Francesco La Camera assumed IRENA’s office and New York passed statewide regulation to address organic-waste while banning plastic bags. In addition, companies struggled to retain human capital in the polluted cities of Asia and Ryanair airline became part of the Top 10 EU carbon polluters.

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NATIONAL

AMLO designates four commissioners after previous rejections from the Senate Opposing senators presented an amparo lawsuit arguing lack of professional preparation after interviewing the candidates

The Ministry of Energy ratifies requisites for CELs acquisition For 2020, the clean energy requirement equals 7.4 percent and for 2022 it will increase to 13.9 percent

Iberdrola to invest US$5 billion during AMLO’s sexennial Aiming for wind, solar and natural gas technologies, the company will increase its installed capacity by 15,000MW

Enlight opens commercial offices in Guadalajara Followed by Nuevo León and Mexico City, Jalisco is the state with most solar roofs, totaling 17,097 distributed generation installments

Telecomm auction process continues The 25,650km optic fiber network is in the public consultation stage and will take place in parallel with CFE’s 50km optic fiber auction process

 

INTERNATIONAL

Markets & Regulation

New York passes statewide organics mandate and bans plastic bags Plastic carryout distribution and organic waste-related policy will become effective by March 2020 and January 2022, respectively

Duke Energy to invest US$76 million in electric car chargers  The company plans to add 2,500 charging stations for EVs in North Carolina as well as funding the adoption of electric public transportation

Argentina to execute RenovAr auction and grid capacity tender Sebastián Kind, Undersecretary for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, announced the move at the WindEurope 2019 Conference

 

 

 

Global Energy Dynamics

Ryanair becomes first airline to enter Top 10 ranking of EU carbon polluters The nine carbon polluters above Ryanair are all power plants fired by lignite

Firms are struggling to recruit and retain professionals in highly polluted Asian cities On top of large salaries, smog breaks, pollution bonuses and other incentives are being promised

Francesco La Camera Assumes Office of IRENA New head of the International Renewable Energy Agency starts his four-year term

 

 

 

 

Technology & Innovation

Europe stores electricity in gas pipelines Electricity flowing in from offshore could feed onshore electrolysis plants that split water to produce clean-burning hydrogen, with oxygen as a by-product

New materials could lead to recyclable wind blades NREL researchers are investigating a new composite of reactive thermoplastics to replace existent thermoset materials

Lithium-Ion falling prices and sinking costs could mean the end for battery search Batteries pouring in from factories in China, the US and Thailand will drive prices down, which have already plunged 85 percent since 2010

 

 

 

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