Mexico

On Apr. 27, the Ministry of Energy and CENACE officially launched the call for the Long Term Auction 2017, with the regulatory framework to be published on May 8. As a result of this auction, private entities will for the first time be able to sell services to other entities besides CFE.

Financiamiento Climático 2017, a forum for financing institutions and energy producers to share their views on the pathway Mexico is following toward a greener energy mix, took place on Apr. 26. During the forum, Nafin’s Director ratified the institution’s commitment to prioritizing financing projects that mitigate climate change impact.

The beginning of construction work for the Bordo Poniente project was announced by Mayor Mancera on Apr. 24. This biogas plant, with a total cost of MXN$3 billion, will power up 517 thousand public lights and 1,700 public buildings.

On Apr. 25, Mexico City’s government announced the creation of OFISECDMX, an office dedicated to the promotion of investment for sustainable energy projects.

International

Many Trump supporters accept that renewable energies are the future. With solar, and not coal, being the top energy job creator in the US, what will this future bring?

Among the administration, some senators are fixing their eyes on the future with legislation that would allow for 100 percent renewable energy use in the US by 2050.

Spain, a solar leader, announced that renewables’ share within its energy mix during the first four months of 2017 stood at 39 percent.

 

 

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