AMLO talks with John Kerry about commitments on renewable energy

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that on June 17 the renewable energy commitments between your government and the United States.

In his social networks, the chief executive detailed this Thursday afternoon that he spoke about the environment and renewable energies with the special presidential envoy of the United States for Climate, John Kerry.

“We made commitments that we will announce virtually on June 17 at the Forum of the Major Economies on Energy and Climate Change,” explained the chief executive.

The US official has visited Mexico on several occasions this year to meet with President López Obrador and various members of his cabinet to discuss the effects of climate change in North America and the risks of the energy sector.

It should be remembered that on April 4, John Kerry went to the National Palace to express the White House’s concern about the negative impact of the electrical reform promoted by López Obrador and that at that time it was analyzed in the Chamber of Deputies and that later it was not obtained a qualified majority for approval.

Photovoltaic energy takes hold in Mexico

In Mexico, photovoltaic electricity generation has had an increase of 528% from 2018 to 2021 and only last year 20,194 gigawatt hours were generated through this purely renewable technology, which has resulted in strong support in the scope of clean energy commitments from the country; but according to government discourse, and given the exponential growth achieved in the last four years, it will be difficult to maintain the rate of growth seen so far.

According to him Program for the Development of the National Electric System (Prodesen), published on Wednesday, June 1 by the Ministry of Energy, from one year to the next, when reaching 2021 the increase in this type of generation was 27%, but previously the year-on-year increase was 59% and from 2018 As of 2019, photovoltaic generation in the country grew no less than 210 percent.

(With information from Karol García.)

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