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Mexican Government Goes after Solar Panel Energy Production

PULSE NEWS MEXICO As an extension of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) controversial efforts to prioritize state-run, fossil-based fuel sources over clean alternatives, the government’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced Thursday, Nov. 10, that is would immediately begin implementing restrictions on solar panel energy production. The CRE, whose commissioners are assigned by the federal government, said in a

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Mexican Government Puts Cap on Natural Gas Prices

PULSE NEWS MEXICO Mexico’s Energy Secretariat announced Thursday, July 28, that LP natural gas will be subject to a maximum price cap for an indefinite period of time starting in August. In a published statement, Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) stated that the new ruling will replace the government’s current price-setting program, which went into effect in July 2021 as

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US, Canada Seek Consultations with Mexico over Energy Policies

By MARK LORENZANA                                                                                          U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, on Wednesday, July 20, announced that the United States has requested dispute-settlement consultations with the Mexican government under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The consultations relate to certain measures by the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), specifically discriminatory energy policies that have violated provisions in the USMCA. According to

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Sener Decree on Gas Monopoly Halted

By MARK LORENZANA Federal judges on Tuesday, July 12, put a stop to the order of Mexico’s federal government that forced private companies to buy natural gas from Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and state oil giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Through five amparo (habeas corpus) injunctions, the judges — who specialize in economic-competition cases — suspended the effects of the

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CRE Halts Iberdrola Wind Farm Operation in Guanajuato

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) prevented Spanish energy company Iberdrola from operating a wind farm in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. Iberdrola had invested a total of $150 million in the wind farm. According to the CRE, its decision to stop the wind farm’s operations stemmed from a breach in permit that originally allowed Iberdrola to

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Sener Forces Consumers to Buy Gas Solely from CFE, Pemex

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico’s Secretary of Energy Rocío Nahle on Monday, June 13, sent an official letter to the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the National Gas Control Center (Cenagas), instructing them to modify regulations and transport contracts for natural gas, which would favor Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and state oil giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). This direct order from

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Iberdrola Fined More than Its Investment for Producing Clean Energy

PULSE NEWS MEXICO Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) on Friday, May 27, fined Iberdrola Energía Monterrey an exuberant amount of 9,145,388,400 pesos for the sale of energy to customers that were not original partners in its self-supply permit. When Iberdrola opened the plant in question, its total investment was 9 billion pesos, that is 145,388,400 less than the fine imposed

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Mexican Court Orders Iberdrola Plant Reopened

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXIXO STAFF After the Mexican government obtained a court order in February allowing it to disconnect two electric grids owned by the Spanish-owned energy firm Iberdrola in its Dulces Nombres plant, the company announced Tuesday, March 29, that is will once again begin operations in the near future. On Feb. 1, after the expiration of Iberdrola’s

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