Mexico will not reach the renewable energy goal at the end of the six-year term says AMDEE
The lack of permits to generate electricity and the low investment in energy transmission impede the advancement of renewable energies.
Mexico will not meet its renewable energy goal at the end of the six-year term, said the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE).
During the PRI government of Enrique Peña Nieto, our country set a goal of producing 35% of its electricity with renewable plants, but the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has blocked renewable energy in the hands of private companies.
“Maybe with work we will reach 26%, but we will no longer reach 35% in 2024,” declared the president of the association, Leopoldo Rodríguez.
One of the reasons attributed by the representative of the private sector is that the authority, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) is not giving the permits, but even if it does, the lack of investment in transmission prevents a benefit for the sector.
The Ministry of Energy (Sener) estimated in a planning document that the goal would be met until 2025.
The Morenoist government of López Obrador has tried through legislative changes to restrict the participation of private initiative to favor the state company Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in the energy market.
Rocío Nahle, Secretary of Energy, previously justified the use of fuel oil, an oil residue to produce electricity instead of clean energy, and explained that Mexico is one of the least polluting countries in the world.
“Using the car and electric vehicles with energy produced with fuel oil or diesel would be ridiculous and counterintuitive,” said Rodríguez.
The representative of renewable sector said that the potential of the energy produced with the wind and the sun can add up to 15,000 MegaWatts in this decade.