Aug 13, 2014
On Monday August 11, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto enacted the secondary legislation of the energy reform, composed of 9 new laws and amendments to 12 existing ones. With this action, a new chapter in the economic development of Mexico begins in which the private sector will be allowed to invest in various areas related to the exploration for and exploitation of natural resources such as oil and gas.
Aug 13, 2014
Read two articles and a timeline about Mexico's Energy Reform. First, a piece written by Jesús Reyes Heroles on energy reform and democracy. Second, Pedro Valenzuela and Duncan Wood assess the energy reform and its process following the enactment of the secondary legislation.
Aug 13, 2014
Despite its technical complexity and the political differences associated with the energy reform, the process that has been carried out to materialize it is unprecedented in Mexico. The constitutional reform, absolutely necessary to detonate real and profound change, achieved its goal, but it unfortunately left pending the “pulling out” of Pemex and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) from the Expenditure Budget of the Federation (PEF), which would have taken away the regulatory and normative straightjacket that represents a competitive disadvantage.
Aug 07, 2014
On 4 August, 2014, Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced its intention to ban coal consumption by 2020. However, is this enough for improving Beijing's air quality?
Jul 18, 2014
"In addition to touting the benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians should do more to talk up the benefits of their hydropower potential," writes Andrew Finn.
Jul 07, 2014
On May 5, 2014, the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program hosted its annual Ahtisaari Symposium. This year’s expert panel addressed “The New Geopolitics of European Security.” Panelists discussed the transatlantic focus on energy security in the wake of the crisis with Ukraine and Russia including options for alternative sources of energy to decrease Europe’s dependence. The full transcript of the panel is available below.
Jul 03, 2014
In part 4 of our series, Anne-Marie Brady provides insight into China’s goals for the region and possibilities for Chinese collaboration with the United States.
Jun 23, 2014
Turner says waste-to-energy could be another area to be explored in China's renewables.
Jun 19, 2014
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states seek an active role in the region.
Jun 09, 2014
CEF's infographic - Rethinking China’s Dam Rush - got published on China Water Risk June newsletter.