Mexico’s President-elect promises to ban fracking

Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the country would no longer use the method to extract oil and gas supplies

Japan, US and Mexico team up to banish climate change

Influential figures from business, regional government, higher education and civil society will lead the initiative

UK commits £21.5m for carbon capture and storage

It is part of an international challenge with Saudi Arabia and Mexico to invest in new ways of reducing the cost of the technology so it can be commercially viable

Trump extends steel tariffs relief for EU and other allies

He previously announced plans to impose tariffs of 25% on US imports of steel and 10% on aluminium

Mexico grants geothermal licenses to French, Icelandic firms

The Energy Ministry in Mexico has issued three exploration permits for geothermal energy. The permits allow French utility ENGIE and Icelandic firm Reykjavik Geothermal to spend three years exploring resources located in three zones – Sangangüey, Cerro Pinto and Las Derrumbadas. Geothermal energy is a sustainable source that uses heat from deep underground for heating, […]

Trump’s Mexico wall ‘could emit 2m tonnes of CO2’

Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico could have catastrophic environmental consequences. That’s according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which has calculated the vast amount of concrete that would need to be produced would result in up to two million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide being emitted. It adds the wall would also be […]

Mexico’s oil production to reach 3.4mb/d in 2040

Mexico’s oil production is expected to rise to 3.4 million barrels per day (mb/d) by 2040. That’s an increase of 1mb/d from today, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which said although the country’s oil production has declined in recent years, it will “turn a corner” around 2020. That is because Mexico’s energy reform, which began […]

Mexico ‘to launch carbon cap and trade pilot scheme’

Mexico is likely to launch a carbon cap and trade pilot programme later this year. According to reports, it would be a 12-month programme ahead of a full scheme in 2018. Up to 60 companies can voluntarily join the scheme which will give them the chance to adapt to a forthcoming carbon credit system, in which polluters […]

US, Canada, Mexico to source 50% of power from clean energy by 2025

The governments of the US, Canada and Mexico are to announce a commitment to produce 50% of their energy from clean sources. Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto aim to achieve the goal by 2025. The pledge, which is set to be made as part of a summit of the North American leaders in […]

Deadly explosion hits Mexico petrochemical plant

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