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Weekly Roundups

President López Obrador Looks to Build Isthmus Gas Pipeline

By Cas Biekmann | Thu, 08/19/2021 - 18:13

Mexico’s government revealed plans to build a gas pipeline along the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. In other news, CFE suffers from energy losses and thefts, and scientists are close to unlocking the benefits of nuclear fusion. Read this and more in the weekly roundup!

 

Mexico

President Looks to Build Gas Pipeline in the Isthmus

President López Obrador revealed his plans to build a gas pipeline in the The Isthmus of Tehuantepec aiming to transport regional excesses of natural gas. The president will be traveling to Veracruz to meet with governor Cuiltáhuac García to discuss possible locations for the pipeline, intended to supply up to ten industrial parks, as well as domestic users.

 

EECEC 2021: Mexico Losing US$7 billion in Renewable Investment

Paolo Salerno, Managing Director and Partner of Energy Experts at Salerno and Associates estimates that Mexico is losing US$7 billion in energy investments per year as a result of adverse energy policy.

 

Yucatan Governor, Minister of Energy Discuss Energy Matters

Mauricio Vila Dosal has met with Rocío Nahle to discuss infrastructure, including key combined cycle projects and a greater access to natural gas.

 

CFE Loses US$1.8 billion in Stolen Energy

Theft, system failures, damaged equipment and administrative errors accounted for roughly US$2.5 billion in financial losses for CFE during the first half of the year. Of that amount, every seven out of ten pesos are related directly to electricity theft.

 

Von Wobeser y Sierra Announces Creation of ESG Practice Group

Leading law firm Von Wobeser y Sierra announced the creation of a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice group to provide integrated legal services.

 

Aiming for 100 Percent Renewable Energy Supply in Mexico

In a complicated market, it has become more challenging for commercial and industrial players to switch to 100 percent renewable energy. Driven by global decarbonization initiatives, several companies have shown there are plenty of options available regardless.

 

Approximately 15,000 People Without Energy in Mexicali Amid Heatwave

Hurricane Linda managed devastated Mexicali’s grid after knocking out two energy towers, causing numerous short circuits and dozens of transformer explosions. Although CFE worked to repair damages, many were left without electricity amid a triple digit heatwave.

 

Mexico’s Clean Energy Transition Stuck in Limbo

Discussions regarding the clean energy transition have never been sharper, taking place in an environment where growing climate change awareness clashes with a seemingly incompatible government policy push to rescue CFE. So, how is Mexico truly doing with its climate goals?

 

International

Scientists Close to Achieving Nuclear Fusion

A US-based science institute is coming close to achieving what is called ignition, meaning that the energy released by nuclear fusion is more than that delivered by the laser to start the process. If this type of nuclear fusion becomes possible, it could become an incredibly efficient source of energy, reports the BBC.

 

IKEA to Sell Renewable Energy to Swedish Households

Leading furniture brand IKEA is branching out to supplying renewable energy, allowing households to purchase wind and solar energy and track energy use through an app, reported Reuters.

Cas Biekmann Cas Biekmann Journalist and Industry Analyst