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May 21, 2020

New rules threaten 28 solar and wind projects ready to go online in Mexico

  • The Mexican government cited the coronavirus pandemic as a justification for the rule changes.
    Associated Press

    AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo [enlarge]
    This thermo-electric plant near Huexca, Mexico, is part of a new mega-energy project that includes a natural gas pipeline traversing three states. The Mexican government is favoring fossil-fuel power plants over renewable energy.

    MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has cited the coronavirus pandemic as a justification for new rules that will reduce the role of renewable energies like solar and wind power, granting a reprieve to the government's own aging, fossil-fuel power plants.

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