Abengoa Signs 1.4 Billion-Euro Syndicated Loan to Refinance Debt

October 2, 2014

10/01/14 Bloomberg 

globe - blueAbengoa is the biggest developer of solar-thermal power plants and is building the El Zapotillo aqueduct in Mexico, one of the world’s largest water projects. Its projects include renewable energy, power transmission and waste-to-energy plants. Its $721 million yieldco was listed in the U.S. in June.

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California Leading on Emissions as Brown Signs New Laws

September 24, 2014

09/23/14 Bloomberg 

EarthBrown signed a bilateral pact with Mexico in July to boost cross-border investments in renewable energy, biofuels and other clean energy technologies. Last year, he traveled to China, the world’s top carbon polluter, and signed an agreement to bolster climate-change cooperation.

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Gravity’s Cuarón challenges Mexico’s Peña Nieto over energy reforms

April 29, 2014

environment - energy - light bulb with paddy riceThe Guardian, 4/28/14

The film-maker Alfonso Cuarón, riding high after winning this year’s best director Oscar, has launched into political activism in his Mexican homeland by throwing down the gauntlet to the president.

The London-based director of Gravity published a full-page advertisement in Mexican newspapers on Monday addressed to President Enrique Peña Nieto and demanding answers to 10 questions about the country’s controversial energy reform.

Cuarón explains his advertisement as a response to an interview the president gave two months ago dismissing the director’s earlier low-key public expressions of opposition to the reforms as the result of ignorance about its benefits for the nation.

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Greenpeace urges Mexico to promote renewable energy

April 24, 2014

environment - energy - light bulb with paddy riceFOX News Latino,  4/24/14

Greenpeace protesters at a conference in this capital urged the Mexican government to promote renewable forms of energy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Holding up a banner reading “More Renewable Energy, Less Oil,” the Greenpeace activists tried to interrupt Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell’s speech at the second edition of Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos’ ExpoForo event, which ends Thursday.

Security personnel responded by removing the activists from Mexico City’s Banamex convention center, where the gathering is being held, Mexican financial daily El Economista reported.

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Mexico 100% within most favorable sun belt on the planet – #MexFacts

March 6, 2013

MexFact - Solar energy

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Lower cost of wind energy encourages municipal governments to use it – #MexFacts

March 5, 2013

MexFact - Wind energy

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Mexican wind energy boom plays out on gusty shores

May 14, 2012

Reuters, 3/14/15

On an arid plain where sudden gusts of wind can rip roofs off buildings and knock over tractor trailers, Mexico is building a new engine for its energy future. Surrounded by towering turbines in every direction, the town of La Ventosa – which means “the windy place” in Spanish – is at the heart of a wind power boom in the country.

Mexico, the world’s 14th biggest economy, still punches well below its weight in terms of wind energy, ranking 24th on the planet in installed capacity last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). But the market is growing fast. By the end of this year, the national wind energy association expects Mexico to jump to number 20 on the list, which is dominated by wealthy European nations, the United States, China and India.

“We’re talking about the largest growth in wind power projects anywhere in the world,” President Felipe Calderon said recently near La Ventosa at the opening of Latin America’s largest wind park owned by Spanish company Acciona SA, a long row of turbines whirring behind him.

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