CENACE last week announced an operational state of emergency on the Yucatan peninsula. Although a day later, the agency clarified that CFE has two transmission lines that could supply additional capacity as a last resort.

AMLO administration officials held another round of talks with Andrés Fusco Clynes, Tamaulipas’ Energy Commissioner, to discuss the latest advancements on the state’s energy landscape. In addition, while solar energy experienced 32 percent growth in the 1Q19, EY’s annual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index reduced Mexico’s score by six places.

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NATIONAL

CENACE declares operational emergency in Yucatan Since the explosion at PEMEX’s Abkatun Alfa platform, the injection of natural gas has been reduced by 200,000GJ per day

Tamaulipas presents latest advancements on its energy agenda The current administration has constructed eight wind farms with an associated investment of US$2,400 million

Queretaro’s energy industry pushes for local provider services Through a diagnosis executed by the government, production capabilities and areas of opportunity are being identified

According to ASOLMEX, solar energy grew by 32 percent during 1Q19 From December 2018 to June 2019, the operational launch of 10 solar developments added 982MW to the grid

EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index positions Mexico in 19th place The developing country fell six positions from last year’s publication

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Global Energy Dynamics

UK’s GHG emissions will be cut to almost zero by 2050 Britain is the first major nation to propose this target and is expected to have a total cost of EU$1 trillion

Trump administration finalizes revamp of Obama’s coal rule era The Affordable Clean Energy rule, gives states flexibility to set performance standards and energy efficiency practices

France offers to lead EU revival of PV manufacturers Top figures in the French government have rallied behind a program to foster PV manufacturing to take on Asia’s dominance

 

Markets & Regulation

Africa’s wind project pipeline grows to 18GW South Africa boasts the market share, with 2.1GW of operational capacity as of 1Q19 and targets 10GW of additional capacity by 2030

Michael Bloomberg announces a US$500 million investment in Beyond Carbon campaign The plan aims to close all remaining coal plants by 2030 and avoid the construction of gas plants

New York formalizes renewable target with aggressive climate plan The bill formalizes targets of 6GW of solar capacity by 2025, 3GW of storage by 2030 and 9GW of offshore wind by 2035

 

Technology & Innovation

Hydrogen is not the fuel of the future. It’s already here G20 leaders concluded there are two important decarbonization options ahead: carbon capture and hydrogen

‘Hot spots’ increase efficiency of solar desalination Rice University’s solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles can increase efficiency by 50 percent

Engineered bacteria could be the missing link in energy storage These microbes can borrow an electron from solar or wind electricity and use that energy to break apart CO2 molecules from the air

 

Articles of Interest:

Why the guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment? Instead of climate change, the preferred terms are climate emergency, crisis or breakdown

The Energy Gang looks at how US presidential candidates are crafting climate and energy plans Elizabeth Warren, Jay Inslee, Beto O’Rourke, Michael Bennet and John Delaney on the spot

IRENA releases Renewable Power Generation costs in 2018 report Average cost of electricity declined 26 percent year-on-year for concentrated solar power, followed by bioenergy, solar PV and onshore wind

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