John Kerry to Reiterate US Energy Message to AMLO

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry. Photo: Google


Just days after U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar caused diplomatic ripples by contradicting the administration of President Joe Biden, saying that Mexico indeed needs an electrical reform, the U.S. State Department announced Monday, Feb. 7, that it would send Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry on a whirlwind tour to meet with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Wednesday, Feb. 9, to clarify Biden’s position and advocate for clean renewable energy and ensure solid economic conditions for investors.

Kerry’s trip, which is timed to coincide with Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies debate on AMLO’s controversial proposed electricity reform, will reiterate concerns expressed last month by U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm regarding its possible impacts on renewable energy.

“Special Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry will travel to Mexico City on Feb. 9 to engage with his (Mexican) government counterparts and accelerate cooperation on the climate crisis,” the State Department said in a statement.

“This includes opportunities to expand renewable energy generation, to create a sound investment climate, to combat methane pollution, to transition transportation to zero emissions and to end deforestation. Secretary Kerry will meet with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.”

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