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As COP27 nears, Mexico commits to clean energy push

While President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been panned by some critics for his penchant for fossil fuels and lukewarm support for renewable energy, one of his potential successors, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, appears far more committed to policies in line with international climate change goals.

Meeting last week in Hermosillo with U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, Ebrard reaffirmed Mexico’s commitment to accelerating the generation of clean energy and reducing polluting emissions.

Joined by leading figures in Mexico’s energy sector, including the bosses of Pemex and the CFE, Ebrard committed the government-owned oil and electric giants to recycling 98 percent of their methane gas emissions, as well as pushing ahead with the generation of wind, geothermal and solar power.

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