Mexico's electric power reform seeks cleaner energy production, says president

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-16 05:17:43|Editor: huaxia

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The reform bill regarding Mexico's electric power sector that the government sent to Congress recently seeks to accelerate the transition to clean energy with more investment in hydroelectric plants, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday.

In his daily press conference, the president said that the proposal to modify Articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Constitution is an "orderly transition" toward clean energy production.

"We have to guarantee that electricity prices will not go up, lithium will benefit Mexicans and clean energy will be produced. We can do this," he told journalists.

Lopez Obrador highlighted that his administration is improving the country's 14 hydroelectric plants, with the purpose of doubling their production from the current 9 percent.

The reform, which still has to be approved by legislators, was sent to Congress on Sept. 30, and aims to strengthen the state-owned Federal Electricity Commission, as well as regulate lithium exploration. Enditem

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