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Webinar: Examining the New Environment for Renewable Energy in Mexico

Energy policy in Mexico is undergoing considerable changes under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Although Mexico’s government has not formally reversed the constitutional and legal changes passed in the 2013-2014 energy reforms, it has effectively stopped their implementation. Nearly all changes today disincentivize new investment in the renewable energy sector, weaken independent regulatory agencies, impede the growth of renewables, recentralize decision-making in the federal power utility and ultimately postpone the country’s climate and energy commitments. 

At this webinar, a panel of experts examined setbacks in Mexico’s renewable energy policies and discussed how the country can avoid falling further behind in a sector that may hold the key to a more livable planet.

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the U.S. and Mexico and the Center for Energy Studies. Follow @BakerCtrUSMEX and @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMexico.


11:00 a.m.




Francisco J. Monaldi, Ph.D.
Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy, Baker Institute

11:05 a.m.



Panel Discussion

Eduardo Marquez Certucha
Associate, Sidley Austin LLP

Lourdes Melgar, Ph.D.
Nonresident Fellow, Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, Research Affiliate, Center for Collective Intelligence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Rebecca Bollenbach
Partner, Essentia Advisory Partners

12:00 p.m.






Wed, July 8, 2020
11 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar