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The Economic and Strategic Arguments for Renewable Energy in Mexico

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This paper, by John McNeece, presents the “Economic and Strategic Arguments for Renewable Energy in Mexico.”  Among other things, the paper shows that solar and wind projects can supply electricity at a cost below that from conventional gas-fired generation and provide economic development benefits. Further, with battery energy storage and available grid management tools, it is possible to manage the intermittency of renewable energy and integrate it effectively into the transmission grid and distribution networks. The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Institute of the Americas are pleased to be able to jointly publish the report and thank John for preparing this rigorous analysis and important contribution to the public policy debate underway in Mexico today with regards to renewable energy, institutions, and the role of the state.

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John McNeece

Senior Fellow for Energy & Trade, Center for US-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego
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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more