The leading global renewable energy bodies, the Global Wind Energy Council and the Global Solar Council, jointly called upon the government of Mexico to urgently restore the country’s transition away from expensive and polluting fossil fuels, and reset the course to a sustainable future based on competitive, clean renewable energy.
A joint statement was published today in response to the reversals to key parts of the Electricity Act (Ley de la Industria Eléctrica or LIE) approved by the lower parliamentary chamber earlier this week. The statement asks lawmakers to reject the bill to modify the LIE in order to avoid adverse consequences, which will span beyond the power sector to impact local industries, households and the overall investment environment. The joint statement highlights:
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action, an international network of 115 leading renewable energy companies, industry associations, civil society, research institutes and intergovernmental organisations, also acted as signatory to this statement.
Ben Backwell, CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council, stated: “The global wind industry encourages the Government of Mexico to reset the course to a transition to a renewables-based economy, which will generate enormous net-positive benefits in GDP growth, job creation and social welfare gains in the near term and long run. This will also serve to reinforce the resilience and independence of Mexico’s electricity system, which has been tested by the recent energy crisis in Texas.”
Gianni Chianetta, CEO of the Global Solar Council, added “Renewables are delivering electricity at a lower cost than traditional generation plants and bring significant benefits to the local environment and global climate commitments. The global solar industry calls on the Government of Mexico to urgently adopt policies that favour the transition to clean energy sources, which would benefit its citizens, its economy, solar businesses operating in the country and the world’s climate.”
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