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Oil theft remains as a cause for concern

Even though oil theft and the oil spills they cause remains a concern in Mexico, initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are also being evaluated by the authorities. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco Summary.

Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Experts on energy transition

According to experts, during its energy transition Mexico must take care of aspects such as public investment and energy security, because these are necessary steps to ensure clean and efficient energy.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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ASEA reveals standards for fracking

ASEA reveals standards for fracking

The environmental regulator entity issued guidelines for the use of fracking technology in Mexico, and promised strict controls to avoid contamination and tremors.

Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Pemex fighting environmental lawsuits

Pemex fighting environmental lawsuits

Pipeline thefts in Mexico have caused large amounts of contamination and environmental authorities are suing Pemex to for compensatory damages. The firm seeks to avoid this.

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Environmentalists analyze the Energy Reform

Current regulation does not encourage the development of alternative energies, said some environmentalists. The Energy Reform blocks alternative energies, according to Milenio.

Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Two onshore blocks in negotiations with indigenous communities

Two onshore blocks in negotiations with indigenous communities

Mexican authorities are working to hold several oil bids this year. The country wants to avoid any problem with indigenous communities and to achieve this authorities are negotiating with them. A report in El Financiero said that the government is discussing with the indigenous community Zoque about the bidding of two onshore blocks in Chiapas. The blocks are number 10 and 11 of Round 2.2. Twelve exploratory wells are planned in these areas.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Cemda asks to protect Los Tuxtlas reef system in Veracruz

Cemda asks to protect Los Tuxtlas reef system in Veracruz

The Mexican Environmental Law Center (Cemda) has demanded that Federal Government declare Los Tuxtlas reef system as a Protected Natural Area (ANP), according to a report in Sin embargo. Oil activities and fishing could affect the ecosystem. The Cemda says that this ecosystem has an environmental, cultural and economic relevance for Mexico. Authorities must protect it as soon as possible, Cemda declared.

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Mexican solar energy could grow 150% annually

Mexican Ministry of International Trade said BlueSun and Sky Solar are two of the eight Canadian companies interested in investing in Mexico’s energy sector.

Rowena Dias, director of the Ontario mission for the Ministry of International Trade in Mexico, said Canada has a long history of working with Mexican companies in sectors other than the energy, such as mining, technology and agriculture.

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Mexico increases its protected areas

Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, approved increasing natural protected areas. The extension of them is the largest protected in the country´s history. This was done before the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13).

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Mexico: top 10 country in the IDB global ranking of Renewable Energies.

The most recent Inter-American Development Bank and Bloomberg report — Climascopio — highlights that in the last year, Latin America invested over US$23B in wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and other renewable energies.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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