Clean Energy and Intelligent Interconnections

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  I. Introduction

In a bilateral relationship characterized by dozens of issues that merit policy attention, energy stands out.  Energy costs have an outsized impact on productivity and competitiveness in both economies and energy issues are routinely a key element of the bilateral policy discourse and agenda. Indeed, many of the energy challenges facing both nations do not stop at the border. But it also bears noting that the bilateral energy agenda has faced a great – positive by most accounts - upheaval in the form of Mexico’s historic energy reform composed of a 2013 Constitutional change and its 2014 implementing legislation.


Against a rapidly changing energy panorama in both nations, and within the broad expanse of our complex energy systems, three issues are of particular importance for both countries in the coming years: The so-called energy transition taking place that has seen a boom in the use of renewable energy, but also the continued developm...more.


The U.S.-Mexico Network’s Imagining 2024 project is designed to provide readers a quick overview of key issues in US-Mexico relations – the background of the issue, its current state, where we ought to be by 2024, and how to get there.


Each short essay is coupled with suggested background readings for those interested in a more detailed understanding of the issue at hand.  And as an electronic publication, both the essays and their associated resource pages are updated as needed to keep the information and analysis fresh.

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George Baker, editor of Mexico Energy Intelligence

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With recent developments in reforming Mexico's energy sector and the transformation of state-owned Pemex, opportunities have emerged for increased U.S.-Mexico cooperation on energy projects.  The fol...more.