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‘What will Mexico’s energy future look like?

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: Mexico's upcoming presidential elections feature prominently contrasting energy strategies from the candidates, impacting the future of the nation's energy sector 
• The country confronts critical choices in managing its power grid and oil company Pemex, burdened by massive debt

🔭 The context: Mexico's energy sector has been under the spotlight, with current policies focusing on nationalization and reducing foreign investment 
• The shift has emphasized traditional energy sources over renewables, despite the potential benefits of cleaner energy in response to global supply chain diversification and environmental concerns

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The election's outcome could significantly influence Mexico's environmental policies and its role in global energy markets, particularly if the new administration prioritizes sustainable energy practices over the current reliance on oil and gas

⏭️ What's next: The next president will need to address the challenges of reviving Pemex and transitioning to renewable energy 
• This involves balancing national interests with the necessity for private investment in the energy sector, which could reshape Mexico's economic and environmental landscape

💬 One quote: "Renewable energy will be one of the trademarks of my government," (Claudia Sheinbaum, leading presidential candidate)

📈 One stat: Pemex's debt stands at nearly $110 billion, making it one of the world's most indebted oil companies

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