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    CCE warns against abuses


    January 26, 2022 - CE Noticias Financieras

     

      The Business Coordinating Council (CCE) warned that the electricity reform will lead to abuses and discretionalities in this market by a group of people with political interests that would act without regulatory counterweights.

      "How are we going to avoid the discretionality, the abuses, the political orientations that may occur in the future when all the effort in a market as important as the electricity market is placed in the hands of only a group of people who may have very laudable orientations but in the future we do not know if this remains in the hands of people who do not have the regulatory counterweights that today they want to eliminate?" said Carlos Salazar, president of the CCE, in a video message to present the digital platform "Energy for the Future".

      According to the platform, if the electricity reform were to be approved in its terms, it would mean a return to an old model that does not work for the 21st century.

      It would imply that the cost of electricity would increase 52 percent and would generate 65 percent more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

      According to the business leader, in the discussions surrounding the electricity reform, positions have been radicalized and unsubstantiated numbers have been presented.

      For this reason, the private initiative felt the need to launch a site where they set out their position and expose arguments.

      "The positions have become tremendously radicalized. The numbers that are being used are unsubstantiated, there are explanations that are also unsubstantiated and we have tried to present an image of seriousness with substantiated numbers.

      "With arguments that think in the benefit of the Mexican people and not in the benefit of a political group, of a group that today manages the CFE or of a public company that was surpassed in the past due to the need for investment that we had in the country", said Salazar.

      The president of the CCE made a series of questions about the possibility of lowering the cost of energy, as the Government has warned, due to the fact that the CFE produces it more expensively than the private sector.

      "How with the electricity reform are we really going to lower electricity costs, when the CFE has proven to be enormously more expensive when it generates electricity from the private sector?" he asked.

      "How are we going to be able to have more non-polluting energy when the way it is proposed now is to first dispatch energies that are not necessarily being seen in the world as clean energies such as the use of fuel oil or coal?" he argued.

      The business leader commented that it is illogical to give the CFE the responsibility of being the only supplier in such a "gigantic" market that has an impact on society.

      Carlos Salazar, President of the CCE

      "The positions have become tremendously radicalized. The numbers that are being used are unsubstantiated.

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